An Israeli hospital said on Tuesday that a fetus stillborn from a woman infected with the coronavirus was also found to be carrying the virus, having been infected via the placenta. It was the first such reported instance in Israel.
The hospital said there was therefore a high probability that the fetus had died from COVID-19 complications.
Times of Israel Report
** Update from The Jerusalem Post **
Over the weekend, a 29-year-old woman from the South arrived at Samson Assuta Ashdod Hospital after she told her doctor she did not feel her baby moving, Dr. Josef Tovbin, head of the hospital’s Labor and Delivery Ward, told The Jerusalem Post.
The hospital confirmed that the baby had no heartbeat. The woman delivered a stillborn baby, who was then tested for coronavirus and found to be positive. The hospital also tested the placenta, and coronavirus was found, as well.
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