Hospital in Spain’s Asturias announces first birth of a baby boy to a patient with Covid-19

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WHILE new cases of coronavirus continue to hit the headlines, a hospital in Asturias in northwest Spain is celebrating the birth of a healthy baby whose mother is being treated for Covid-19.

The Ministry of Health of the Principality of Asturias today reported the first birth of a patient affected by Covid-19.

It was feared the baby would be born with the disease, but health bosses are delighted to confirm the baby is completely healthy.

The mother gave birth this morning to a baby boy at the Central University Hospital of Asturias (HUCA), by Caesarean section in the 33rd week of gestation and the regional government said “mother and child are well”.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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