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Coronavirus: 4-month-old beats Covid-19 after spending 18 days on ventilator in Andhra

A four-month-old baby, who was on ventilator support for 18 days, has been discharged from a hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam after testing negative for the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), news agency has reported.

Vinay Chand, Visakhapatnam’s district collector, said the baby was discharged by doctors at the Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) after a health check-up on Friday evening.

“A tribal woman of East Godavari named Laxmi was infected with Covid-19 in May. Later the doctors confirmed that her four-month-old baby was also infected,” Chand was quoted as saying by news agency.

“The baby was shifted to Visakhapatnam VIMS hospital on May 25. She was treated for 18 days on a ventilator. Doctors again conducted baby’s Covid-19 test recently, following which the reports came negative,” Chand said.

Visakhapatnam district reported 14 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking its tally to 252 including one fatality due to the Virus.

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