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Jorge, the Peruvian premature baby of only 580 grams that exceeded Covid-19

Jorge, the Peruvian premature baby of only 580 grams that exceeded Covid-19

A premature baby of only 23 weeks, who was born in Peru with just 580 grams of weight and was infected by the coronavirus, has managed to overcome the disease and reconnect with his mother, the Social Security of Health (EsSalud) of Peru reported this Friday.

Jorge, as this newborn is called, is the smallest baby registered at the Edgardo Rebagliati Hospital in Lima, the largest in Peru. After a month in an incubator in the neonatology intensive care unit, she now weighs 930 grams and has been able to reconnect with her 27-year-old mother, who has also overcome the coronavirus in this time, during which she was isolated in the area of gynaecology.

THE SMALLEST BABY WITH CORONAVIRUS

Jorge, the Peruvian premature baby of only 580 grams who exceeded Covid-19. IT’S HEALTH

“The prognoses were not encouraging but today we reached the month and we are here fighting hard together with the doctors,” said Lissy, the baby’s mother.

This child, who still needs respiratory support, was born on June 15 with less than six months of gestation as a result of severe pre-eclampsia and Help syndrome that forced the termination of his mother’s pregnancy.

“It is the smallest baby born to a mother with a positive diagnosis for the coronavirus and the smallest that our unit has received,” confirms doctor Marilú Pachas, from the Neonatal ICU Service of the Lima hospital.

“His lungs are recovering,” said the specialist after the last molecular tests performed on the baby were negative for coronavirus.

In accordance with the hospital’s biosecurity protocols, parents receive reports on the child’s progress three times a week. However, face-to-face visits will be scheduled and at other times they will be contacted with video calls.

Peru is the fifth country in the world and the second in Latin America with the most confirmed cases of coronavirus, accumulating more than 345,000 infections and about 12,800 deaths.

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