Coronavirus patient gives birth at LUTH amid global pandemic

Coronavirus patient gives birth at LUTH amid global pandemic

The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Surulere, LUTH, has announced that a COVID-19 patient was delivered of a baby girl.

The hospital, via its Twitter handle, @LUTHoffical, said the delivery took place on Monday afternoon.

“A team of LUTH doctors, anesthetists and nurses; delivered a woman with COVID-19 of a baby girl this afternoon.

“The 40-year-old mother gave birth to a 3.3kg baby. Our gratitude goes to these gallant men and women; and all warriors making the nation proud in the face of this scourge,” the hospital tweeted.


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The Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the hospital, Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, in an interview with newsmen; said the newborn was doing well, but her sample would be taken for a test soon.

He said, “The chance of the baby being COVID-19 is unlikely; we have to take her sample for testing, but she is doing well. The baby is going to be with her mother in a separate ward; and room in our isolation centre.”

Meanwhile, 1st News reported that a mother died after testing positive for COVID-19 just days after giving birth to her third child.

According to DailyMail, Salina Shaw, 37, gave birth to her third daughter on April 7; but died on April 12 after testing positive for the virus.

She lived a ‘healthy vegan lifestyle’ but did have diabetes; her partner Abdul Bangura said.




The childminder and business owner from Southend, Essex, had posted about her concerns over COVID-19; on social media in the weeks before her death.

Uploading a copy of her baby scan to Facebook on March 18, she wrote, “Feeling anxious bringing a child into this mess at the moment.”

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On March 21, the mother-of-three posted a picture of herself claiming she had gone out to buy supplies; but ended up in the park when she saw people failing to observe social distancing.

She wrote, “Went to Savers saw the queue ended up in the park. Social distancing.”

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