Hyderabad: A 28-day-old baby from Mahabubnagar has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus, making it the youngest COVID-19 patient in the state of Telangana.
According to the health officials, the infant’s grandfather had attended the Tableeghi Jamaat meeting held in Delhi, near the Nizamuddin area from March 13-15. The grandfather had returned to the Mahbubanar on March 19, sources said. It is to note that the man travelled via Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express from Hazrat Nizamuddin to Kacheguda. From Kacheguda, he had left for Mahabubnagar.
Notably, the man, his wife and his 28-day-old granddaughter have been tested positive, but not his son and daughter-in-law.
All the three members have been shifted from Mahbubnagar to Gandhi hospital, while the rest of the members have been quarantined.
Meanwhile, fifteen members of the same family in Hyderabad have been tested positive for COVID-19 on April 6. Notably, the COVID-19 patients do not have a travel history. In the family, a three-month-old infant was tested positive for COVID-19 at Hafiz Babanager A block on Sunday.
This comes four days after the family lost a 68-year-old member. She had a history of diabetes and cardiac problems besides other age-related ailments.