Coronavirus: Newborn triplets test positive for dreaded Covid-19

Coronavirus: Newborn triplets test positive for dreaded Covid-19

- Premature newborn triplets born in Mexico have tested positive for the coronavirus

- According to local officials, the babies are stable and are developing favourably

- Both parents were tested for Covid-19 but neither were infected, leaving a mystery as to how they contracted the virus

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A set of triplets born prematurely in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosí have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The newborns were tested on 17 June to comply with the state's health protocols on premature births.

After the results came back positive, both parents were tested to determine whether they too were sick.

According to BBC, experts are testing to see whether or not the virus was transmitted through the placenta.

The Sun reported medical experts believed that one or both parents might have the coronavirus but are asymptomatic.

However, CCN reported on Thursday that both parents have tested negative. According to the state's Health Secretary Monica Rangel, the babies are stable condition and evolving favourably.

The mother gave birth to two boys and a girl and Rangel reported one of the babies is receiving an antibiotic.

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Rangel said Wednesday during a news conference:

"The triplets we are monitoring are stable. They are evolving favourably. One of them continues using an antibiotic, but they are doing well. We hope this continues so they can be reunited with their parents soon."

Meanwhile, reported earlier that South Africa recorded a new high as far as cases and fatalities are concerned in the fight against Covid-19.

SA recorded over 100 new deaths and over 5 600 new infections in the space of a single day. In a statement issued by his department, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize noted the drastic increase, commenting that:

"As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 111 796."

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