A newborn baby was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency on Tuesday.
The mother of the baby was suspected of carrying the virus, Mehr quoted Ahmadshah Farhat of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences as saying.
Farhat said the baby was now receiving treatment in Imam Reza Hospital in Mashhad.
“The newborn had suffered from respiratory distress in the first 24 hours after being born. Now he can breathe without life support unit,” Farhat added.
Previously, a 3-year-old toddler with leukemia had lost his life to the disease.