An inquest has opened after a three day old baby boy died after his mother became infected with coronavirus in May.
Coolio Carl Justin John Morgan was born on 2 May at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, South Wales, but sadly died three days later at Singleton Hospital on 5 May.
The baby boy died in Swansea and the cause of death happened as the brain was starved of oxygen and blood, by severe hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy, with secondary cause being maternal Covid-19.
Senior coroner’s officer Lauren Howitt told the hearing “the mother was found to be Covid-19 positive soon after delivery.”
He added, “I pass on my condolences to the family in these most sad and depressing circumstances.”
The hearing took place at Pontypridd Coroner’s Court which was told the baby had fetal bradycardia [a low heart rate] and was transferred to Singleton Hospital in Swansea.
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