A 26-year-old Covid negative woman has given birth to a baby girl who tested positive immediately after being born.
The mother had tested negative for Covid-19 before the delivery when she was admitted to SSL Hospital in Banaras Hindu University on May 24.
On May 25, the woman gave birth to a baby who was tested for coronavirus just after her birth.
The newborn’s test report came positive despite her mother testing negative for the virus, reports said.
The family and doctors are shocked over the new born being Covid positive. The BHU hospital has said they will test the two again in a few days for Covid.
SSL hospital medical superintendent K.K. Gupta said that this was not a rare or abnormal incident.
“The RT-PCR test’s sensitivity was up to 70 per cent. The woman’s sample might have gone beyond that sensitivity. So the woman’s Covid-19 test would be done again,” he said.