Three-week-old baby dies after contracting COVID-19 in Qatar

The Ministry of Health of Qatar reported this Sunday the death of a three weeks old baby due to an infection caused by the contagion with COVID-19, the second minor deceased in the Asian country.

Mortality in minors due to coronavirus in the new wave driven by the variant Omicron had been very limited, despite the fact that in several countries cases among children have increased in recent weeks, but without reaching a serious infection.

As we have previously announced on AmericanPost.News, in some nations, such as the United States, hospitalizations in children for coronavirus went up as the number of infections by the variant Omicron increased. However, this situation was not registered in Asian countries such as Qatar.

Baby dies of COVID-19

The youngest was just three weeks old.

Through a statement, the health authorities reported that a newborn, just weeks old, was infected with COVID-19 and, days later, registered a “serious infection” which caused his death.

“A three-week-old baby has unfortunately died of a serious infection due to covid-19… He had no other known health problem or hereditary disease,” the Qatar Ministry of Health said.

This is the second child to lose his life due to the disease caused by the coronavirus in Qatar so far in the pandemic. However, in the midst of the new wave of infections, infections have been registered in minors.

COVID-19 cases in Qatar

Coronavirus cases have increased in recent weeks.

The number of daily coronavirus infections has exceeded 4,000 in recent days, a record of infections not registered in months, meaningful for the preparations for the World Cup 2022 to be held by the Middle East country at the end of the year.

Given the increase in COVID-19 infections worldwide, and the recent death of a three-week-old baby, the Qatari government and the World Health Organization (WHO), agreed to apply harsh restrictions for sporting events scheduled for next November.