Berks County coroner van

WEST READING, Pa. - A newborn baby who died in Berks County over the weekend may be one of the youngest victims of COVID-19.

The 26-day-old girl died shortly after being admitted to Reading Hospital on Sunday, according to the coroner.

An autopsy on the baby was done Monday, at which time a COVID-19 test was also performed. The coroner's office said it received the positive test results Thursday afternoon.

Until additional tests results are received, however, Acting Coroner Jonn Hollenbach said it can't be determined with medical certainty whether the coronavirus played a role in the baby's death.

Officials did not identify the baby or say how she contracted the virus.

As of now, the youngest person in Berks County to die from COVID-19 is a 20-year-old woman. She died on April 27.

As of Thursday, Berks County has had 323 confirmed and 26 probable coronavirus deaths, according to the coroner. Not all of the deaths were of Berks County residents.

DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links, images, GIFs, inappropriate language, or memes may be removed by the moderator. Job listings and similar posts are likely automated SPAM messages from Facebook and are not placed by WFMZ-TV.
Comments disabled.