This is the moment a baby girl in Italy moves her legs for the first time after being diagnosed with COVID-19 at two days old – but she is now recovered and ready to return home.
The baby, who has not been named in reports, weighed just two kilogrammes when she was born but was diagnosed with COVID-19 just 20 days into her life and was taken to the Hospital of Pinerolo, in the city of Cuneo, in the northern Italian region of Piedmont.
Local media report she had breathing problems and was not eating properly before she was taken to the hospital. The tot then reportedly had to be intubated and taken to the intensive care unit after suffering respiratory arrest.
According to Andrea Sannia, the Head of the neonatal intensive care unit of the hospital, the girl was in “strict isolation” in the unit, depending completely on a ventilator.
After three days of intubation, the girl began to improve and has now reportedly recovered.
Hospital sources told Newsflash that the newborn girl is now very well and Sannia commented that this is the first known case of a newborn being affected so badly by coronavirus they needed a ventilator recovering.
The video shows the girl moving her legs in the incubator in the hospital for the first time after regaining consciousness and reports state she is now ready to return home.
According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Italy has registered 139,422 cases of COVID-19, 17,669 deaths, and 26,491 recovered.
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