16-Day Old Baby in PH Conquered COVID-19
Good News! A Baby Beats COVID-19
On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, a 16-day old baby boy recovered from the deadly Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and was discharged from the National Children’s Hospital in Quezon City, Manila. This makes the baby boy the youngest COVID-19 survivor in the Philippines.
On a Facebook post, the Department of Health (DOH) recognized the medical team who attended the baby by saying, “Our frontliners at the National Children’s Hospital tirelessly took care of the neonate for 11 days and successfully nursed him back to health!”
About the 16-day Old COVID-19 Survivor
Baby Kobe Manjares, the youngest reported COVID-19 survivor in our country, was born on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.
He was only five days old when he was taken to the hospital’s emergency room due to constipation and fever, according to a report. His father said in an interview that he had to be confined for treatment but after four days in the hospital, he was confirmed positive with COVID-19.
In an interview, Kobe’s father said that the baby was born at home and did not contract the virus from the hospital because they took test samples from him as soon as they arrived. The baby’s father said that he might have got infected while they were transferring hospitals.
On Baby Kobe’s recovery
After baby Kobe’s recovery last Tuesday, he and his mother were brought to the Ospital ng Muntinlupa, where they are currently undergoing another 14-day quarantine which is part of the protocol of the Department of Health (DOH).
Youngest COVID-19 Patient in Baguio
Neonates and Children are not spared from the virus, recently, Baguio City has also recorded a case of COVID-19 disease the has befallen upon an 8 days old baby. With the recent recovery of Baby Kobe, it also brings hope that this disease can be defeated even by the “little ones”.
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While this COVID-19 pandemic is still here, may we continue to follow the guidelines implemented by our local and national government and let us not forget to pray for the fast recovery of those who are currently suffering from COVID-19 and for the safety of our frontliners. May we all heal as one and finally overcome this crisis.