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Mar 7, 2020
Infants do not get the COVID-19 virus while in the womb
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According to CDC and WHO, a person can only get the virus when the person is in close contact with an infected person.

Although data is limited, there are no confirmed cases wherein an infant tested positive for the COVID 19 virus before, during, or after delivery. In addition, amniotic fluid and breastmilk samples also did not test positive for the virus.

Hence, although data is limited, vertical transmission of the virus has not been reported for COVID-19.