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.
The woman's death is among nine reported by the coroner on Monday.
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.