Necropsy Report reveals 26-day old baby tests positive for the Coronavirus in Pennsylvania.
The acting Coroner of Berks County, John Hollenbach revealed that after a necropsy report in Pennsylvania, an infant less than a month old has tested positive for Coronavirus. Hollenbach said the infant was found frigid in the morning on Sunday and was immediately moved to the Reading Hospital where she passed on a short while after admission. According to him, the infant’s death might not have been due to the Coronavirus, and the cause of her death is being looked into. He went on to say that there was no speculation of criminality and a neuropharmacology testing is being done.
According to Hollenbach, Berks County investigators and the office of the coroner are looking into the cause of the infant’s death. Furthermore, it was found that the infant’s aunt had tested positive for the Coronavirus at a point in time though she was not from Berks County. However, she had started working again for two weeks running. Hollenbach was not sure if the aunt had at a point gotten access to the baby while she was positive, but he shed light that it was the infant’s aunt’s positive result that led to the infant’s necropsy testing. He went on to say that the infant’s parents too had not been screened for the Coronavirus before the death of the infant.
Berks County is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, north of Philadelphia; and according to the Census Bureau, the county has a population strength of 411,442. Hopkins University reported that Berks County has recorded 4,889 Coronavirus cases, and 362 deaths. In addition to this, according to Hollenbach, since the wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, just two infants have been privy to necropsy screening in Berks County, one of which was murder.