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Premature baby at Jerusalem hospital diagnosed with coronavirus

Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center says a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

The baby is severely underweight and already has difficult complications arising from premature birth.

The hospital says in a statement the baby was tested after a worker who appears to have contracted the virus through contact with an infected person outside the hospital, worked a number of shifts last week, including one in the unit for premature births.

A number of staff members and parents to newborns hospitalized in the unit are now in isolation.