A woman in her 36th week of pregnancy gave birth to a dead baby on Friday at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba. She had gone to the hospital after she stopped feeling fetal movements. Laboratory tests performed after the baby’s birth showed that he was infected with novel coronavirus.
The hospital said that it suspects there is a connection between the baby’s death and the virus. The woman, 26, has a mild case of the virus. She was not vaccinated. This is the second such case in Israel and one of only a handful worldwide of a fetus contracting the virus in utero.