Two-month-old boy recovers from COVID-19 infection in Indore

Indore, May 8 (PTI) A two-month-old boy, who had tested COVID-19 positive, has returned home from a private hospital here after recovery, a doctor said on Friday.

Talking to PTI, Rashmi Shad, a senior paediatrician at Choithram Hospital in the city, said the child was discharged on Wednesday.

'The two-month-old baby was admitted to our hospital on May 1 after testing COVID-19 positive. At that time he had problem in breathing and also had a fever,' she said.

'As the child has good immunity, the medicines showed the effect quickly. In two consecutive post-treatment tests, he tested COVID-19 negative and was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday,' she added.

Shad said that as the infant needed mother's care, she breastfed him at the hospital after wearing a mask and taking other measures to prevent getting infected, According to the doctor, the baby's parents were not infected.

The child had contracted the infection from a close relative, she said.

Indore is among the worst-hit districts in the country as far as coronavirus outbreak is concerned.

As per the official information, the number of COVID- 19 patients in the district so far is 1,727. Of them, 86 people have died during treatment, while 663 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovery. PTI HWP ADU MAS NP NP