The Coruna virus has kidnapped the world’s youngest baby in Connecticut, becoming the youngest known victim in the world for the deadly epidemic, according to Ned Lamont, the governor of this neighboring state of New York.
A 6-week-old baby died from the emerging corona virus, Wednesday, in the US state of Connecticut, becoming the world’s smallest known victim of the deadly epidemic, according to Ned Lamont, the governor of this neighboring state of New York.
“The examinations confirmed yesterday evening that the infant was infected with Covid-19. This breaks the heart. We believe he is one of the youngest people in the world to die from complications caused by Covid-19,” the governor wrote in a tweet on Twitter.
The baby was hospitalized at the end of last week, but doctors’ efforts to revive him failed.
On Saturday, Illinois state authorities announced the death of a nine-month-old baby from the virus. And this kid who died in Chicago was by far the youngest known victim of Covid-19 in the United States.
It is common for Covid-19 disease, caused by the emerging coronavirus, to rarely infect children and very rarely, causing deadly complications in their classrooms.
Although it is much less affected than neighboring New York State, which has more than 83,000 people infected with the epidemic, Connecticut has as of Wednesday recorded more than 3,500 cases and 85 deaths from the virus, according to the governor.
The New York region, which includes 3 states, is New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the epicenter of the epidemic in the United States, as the number of infections in it on Wednesday reached more than 100,000 confirmed cases.
As the Corona virus, which holds the world’s breath, entered its fourth month, the World Health Organization, on Wednesday, expressed concern about the “rapid escalation” of the virus and its global spread.
“As we enter the fourth month, I am very concerned about the rapid pace and global spread of infection,” WHO chief Tidros Adhanom Gebresos said at an online news conference.
He added that “the number of deaths increased more than twice in the past week … and in the next few days we will reach one million confirmed injuries and 50,000 deaths.”
“It is the first epidemic caused by the Corona virus (.) And its behavior is not very known. We have to unite to combat this unknown and dangerous virus.”
The virus has killed more than 43,000 people in the world, three quarters of them in Europe, and the epidemic threatens especially the United States, and the United Nations has described it as the worst crisis facing humanity since the end of World War II.