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Tiny patients fight COVID-19 in Mexico neonatal ward

Newborn babies and their mothers suffering from the novel coronavirus disease are treated at Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz' in Toluca, Mexico. The country has so far reported 1,932,145 COVID-19 cases and 166,200 deaths. The government says the real number of infected people and the death toll in Mexico are both likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

February 08, 2021 / 05:23 PM IST
A nurse monitors the vital signs of a newborn baby infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), lying in an incubator, at the coronavirus neo-natal unit of the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico February 4. (Image: Reuters)
A nurse monitors the vital signs of a newborn baby infected with the coronavirus disease, lying in an incubator, at the coronavirus neo-natal unit of the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico, on February 4. (Image: Reuters)
A woman infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) carries her baby at the maternity ward for mothers infected with the coronavirus, at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico February 4. (Image: Reuters)
A woman infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) carries her baby at the maternity ward for mothers infected with the coronavirus, at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico, on February 4. (Image: Reuters)
The feet of a newborn baby infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), lying in an incubator, are pictured at the coronavirus neo-natal unit of the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico February 4. (Image: Reuters)
The feet of a newborn baby infected with the coronavirus disease, lying in an incubator, at the coronavirus neo-natal unit of the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico, on February 4. (Image: Reuters)
A nurse pulls a protective capsule with a woman infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the maternity ward for mothers infected with the coronavirus, at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico February 4. (Image: Reuters)
A nurse pulls a protective capsule with a woman infected with the coronavirus disease at the maternity ward for mothers infected with the coronavirus, at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)
Nurses intubate a newborn baby infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), lying in an incubator, at the coronavirus neonatal unit of the Maternal Perinatal Hospital "Monica Pretelini Saenz", in Toluca, Mexico February 4. (Image: Reuters)
Nurses intubate a newborn baby infected with the coronavirus disease, lying in an incubator, at the coronavirus neonatal unit of the Maternal Perinatal Hospital "Monica Pretelini Saenz", in Toluca, Mexico, on February 4. (Image: Reuters)
A woman infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) uses a spirometer device to increase lung capacity at the maternity ward for mothers infected with the coronavirus, at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico February 4. (Image: Reuters)
A woman infected with the coronavirus disease uses a spirometer device to increase lung capacity at the maternity ward for mothers infected with the coronavirus, at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico, on February 4. (Image: Reuters)
A woman infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) carries her baby at the maternity ward for mothers infected with the coronavirus, at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico February 4. (Image: Reuters)
A woman infected with the coronavirus disease carries her baby at the maternity ward for mothers infected with the coronavirus, at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico, on February 4. (Image: Reuters)
Patients receive oxygen at the maternity ward for mothers infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital "Monica Pretelini Saenz", in Toluca, Mexico February 4. (Image: Reuters)
Patients receive oxygen at the maternity ward for mothers infected with the coronavirus disease, at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital "Monica Pretelini Saenz", in Toluca, Mexico, on February 4. (Image: Reuters)
Health workers and patients at the maternity ward for mothers infected with COVID-19, at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital
Health workers and patients at the maternity ward for mothers infected with COVID-19, at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital "Monica Pretelini Saenz", in Toluca, Mexico, on February 4. (Image: Reuters)
A nurse helps a woman infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after arriving to the maternity ward for mothers infected with the coronavirus, at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico February 4. (Image: Reuters)
A nurse helps a woman infected with the coronavirus disease after arriving to the maternity ward for mothers infected with the coronavirus, at the Maternal Perinatal Hospital 'Monica Pretelini Saenz', in Toluca, Mexico, on February 4. (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Feb 8, 2021 05:23 pm

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