A newborn with coronavirus (COVID-19) disease: A brief report


There are few neonates reported with COVID-19 disease. To date there is no clear evidence of vertical transmission of the virus before birth. We report a 4-day old infant born to an asymptomatic mother who developed infection with SARS-CoV-2, likely from contact with parents during the postnatal period.

*Corresponding Author: 

Qi Rong, MD, Division of Neonatal Perinatal medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA. Tel.: +1 (202) 444 8569; Fax: +1 (202) 444 4747; E-mail: qi.rong@gunet.georgetown.edu.