Three Hospitalized Newborns Test Negative for Coronavirus

"All three hospitalized newborns from Marneuli and Bolnisi Municipalities have tested negative for the new coronavirus," Levan Ratiani, Director of the First University Clinic at Tbilisi State Medical University, told reporters on Saturday. 

“All three newborns have tested negative for the coronavirus. Their condition is stable. None of them needs mechanical ventilation of the lungs," he said. 

He added that the health condition of a pregnant woman infected with COVID-19 is also stable and she is under the supervision of gynecologists and infectious disease specialists.

Three newborns were transferred to the Tbilisi clinic due to suspicious symptoms a few days ago. 

"We have 3 newborns in the clinic, whose condition is difficult but manageable. All three newborns have pneumonia. In their case, it is not necessarily coronavirus infection, there are newborns in our country and everywhere with other health problems. Since Marneuli and Bolnisi are a declared quarantine zone in our country, therefore, as a suspicious case, they were transferred to our clinic,” Levan Ratiani explained yesterday.

The government has closed off Marneuli and Bolnisi municipalities of Georgia's Kvemo Kartli region after being informed of a local, coronavirus-infected woman who had been in contact with a threatening number of people. 

By Ana Dumbadze 

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