A 32-year-old woman, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has delivered twins – a boy and a girl in Odisha’s Berhampur.
The woman, who returned from Surat, gave birth the twins at a government hospital on Wednesday.
While the boy died because of low birth weight, the condition of the mother and the baby girl is stable, said S K Mishra, superintendent of the MKCG Medical College and Hospital.
Mishra said the woman, who had returned to Odisha’s Ganjam district from Gujarat recently, delivered the babies about two months ahead of her term, he said.
It was a normal delivery, after which the woman and her baby were kept in separate cabins away from other patients, Mishra said.
Since the woman was already infected with coronavirus, she will be shifted to a COVID-19 hospital at Sitalapalli while her baby will be kept in a separate facility.
The baby will be tested for coronavirus about a week later, Mishra said.