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Woman gives birth inside COVID-19 isolation facility in Leyte

/ 06:07 PM June 18, 2021

TACLOBAN CITY–A 36-year-old woman on Thursday gave birth to her baby inside an isolation center in Tolosa town, Leyte.

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The woman was placed at the town’s isolation facility after she tested positive for COVID-19, said Kevin Avila, a staff of the municipal disaster risk reduction management office.

“Both the mother and the baby are doing fine. They were joined by her husband inside the isolation facility,” he said.

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According to Avila, the woman underwent a swab test on June 15 in a hospital as part of the requirements.

The following day, June 16, the woman tested positive for the coronavirus and was immediately brought to the town’s isolation facility.

At around 6 p.m. on Thursday, Avila said the woman gave birth to a baby boy, her third child.

“She had a normal delivery. A nurse from our rural health unit was later called to cut the umbilical cord of the baby,” he said.

Tolosa has 329 COVID-19 cases where 48 were active.

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