Baby Dead From Covid-19 In Qatar: Ministry
Sumaira FH Published January 17, 2022 | 12:30 AM
Doha, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Jan, 2022 ) :A three-week-old baby has died from Covid-19 in Qatar, the health ministry said on Sunday, reporting a rare child fatality from the illness in the Gulf country.
"The baby had no other known medical or hereditary conditions", and was the second child to have died in the country since the pandemic began, it added.
Child deaths from Covid-19 are infrequent but health authorities in several countries have registered a rise in childhood infections since the spread of the Omicron variant.
The Qatari ministry said youngsters have generally been less at risk of severe Covid infection than older people, but that "a greater number of children are being infected in this current wave and needing medical care than in previous waves".