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Coronavirus: Three-day-old baby died after mother’s positive test

Coronavirus: Three-day-old baby


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A three-day-old infant kicked the bucket after his mom tried positive for coronavirus, an investigation opening has heard.

Coolio Carl Justin John Morgan was conceived on 2 May at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, yet passed on three days after the fact in Swansea.

The essential driver of death was recorded as serious hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy, which means the cerebrum is famished of blood and oxygen.

  • Maternal Covid-19 was recorded as an optional reason.
  • Coroner Graeme Hughes recorded a last investigation for 28 April 2021.

The conference at Pontypridd Coroner’s Court was told the child, whose guardians were from Maesteg, Bridgend, had fetal bradycardia – a low pulse – and was moved to Singleton Hospital in Swansea.

Coolio kicked the bucket at Singleton Hospital on 5 May.

Senior coroner’s official Lauren Howitt told the consultation “the mother was seen as Covid-19 positive not long after conveyance”.

No posthumous assessment was done and Mr Hughes requested that his officials explore the conditions of the passing in front of the following year’s hearing.

He stated: “I give my sympathies to the family in these generally miserable and discouraging conditions