Newborn baby becomes the youngest victim of COVID-19 in Greece

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A 37-day-old baby, which developed Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) after contracting COVID-19, died on Monday, becoming the youngest victim of the disease in Greece.

The news was announced by Health Minister, Vassilis Kikilias, in a tweet.

According to state broadcaster ERT, the baby’s parents and his older siblings were infected with the virus.

READ MORE: Serres man, 25, becomes youngest victim of COVID-19 in Greece.

The infant had been treated for approximately two weeks in the Intensive Care Unit of the Athenian children’s hospital “Aghia Sofia.”

“Unfortunately today we had the youngest victim of the pandemic in our country. An infant who spent 17 of his 37 days fighting the coronavirus,” Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, wrote on Twitter.

READ MORE: Greece digs cemeteries just for COVID victims as country hits grim milestone.

“The virus does not discriminate, but today the grief is unbearable. I express my most sincere condolences to his family.”

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