HOUSTON, Texas -- There is some relief for expectant parents with a new study finding it is extremely rare for newborns to get a severe case of COVID-19 in the hospital.
Researchers studied newborns who tested positive within a month of being born.
Sixty-six newborns out of 10,000 births contracted the coronavirus. Of those who did, 28 had severe infections, while 88% of babies were out of the hospital by the end of the study.
Researchers say this evidence supports allowing mothers with COVID-19 to spend time with their newborns.
The study was published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.