Infant who died in Batangas found later to be COVID-19 positive, says mayor


Posted at Apr 10 2020 01:49 AM

MANILA - A newborn male in Lipa City, Batangas who died last April 5 was found later to be positive for the new coronavirus, the local mayor said Thursday.

Mayor Eric Africa said on his official Facebook page that the infant was only 23 days old at the time of his death.

With "results obtained from (the Department of Health) after (his) death," the patient, who is from the city's Barangay Lodlod, was described by Africa as Case No. 15.

"Please pray for the soul of their little angel," Africa wrote.

As of Thursday, Batangas province has recorded 60 coronavirus infections.

Across the country, COVID-19 has sickened 4,076 people, of whom, 203 died and 124 have recovered.