The Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has confirmed that a 42-day-old baby has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Lagos State.
The Commissioner stated that it was not clear if the child got infected from the womb or breast milk.
In his words, “We have seen mother to child transmission, we admitted a mother and her 6-weeks old child, it is not clear how the child got infected. Either through the womb or through breast milk or by close proximity of the child to the mother.
“We got enough information globally to distinguish or get a clear information of how the child could be infected by the mother and as we see more cases we would understand more.”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed 86 new cases of the pandemic, the highest in a single day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 627.
NCDC, also confirmed three new death in the country as a result of the pandemic, bringing the total number of persons who have died to the virus to 21.
A breakdown of the development shows that Lagos maintains top position with 70 cases, followed by Federal Capital Territory, FCT, with seven, while Katsina and Akwa Ibom are next, with three cases each.
Others include Jigawa, Bauchi and Borno States, with one case respectively.