BATON ROUGE, La. (WKRN) — The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office in Louisiana announced a baby has died after a COVID-19 positive mother went into early labor.
According to the coroner’s office, the mother went to the hospital with shortness of breath and was placed on a ventilator. She tested positive for COVID-19. Her pregnancy went into pre-term labor and she ultimately delivered the baby prematurely.
Health officials say they considered this a COVID-19-related death.