A 20-day-old infant of Jaipur may be the youngest victim of COVID-19 in the world.
The infant was treated for septicaemia at the J K Lon Children’s Hospital, where the paediatricians ruled out intrauterine infection.
The infant was admitted to the hospital early on Friday with complaints of diarrhoea and vomiting.
No member of his family was earlier detected as positive and nor did the family have a travel history, according to reports.
After the brief treatment, the child died during the day.
Since his condition was abnormal and his family resided in the curfew-bound Chandpole area of the Walled City where a large number of COVID-19 positive cases have been found, the hospital authorities sent his samples for viral test, which turned out to be positive on Saturday.
According medical professionals the infection was postnatal, as neither his mother nor anyone else in the family was COVID-19 positive.
Meanwhile, a high alert was sounded in the hospital after the child’s death and 10 members of his family were sent to the quarantine facility as a precautionary measure.
The body, wrapped in protective medical covers, was taken to the Ghat Gate graveyard for burial on Saturday.