Pike County baby hospitalized with COVID-19
Officials with the Pike County Health Department say a five week old boy is in the hospital being treated for COVID-19.
Officials announced the new case on their Facebook page Thursday morning.
According to Public Health Director Tammy Riley, he is asymptomatic.
He is the youngest confirmed case in the county.
"I know that causes concerns. However, I would like to point out that children do suffer milder symptoms. Outcomes have been extremely positive for children," said Riley.
The new case brings the total number of cases in the county to 29; 24 of those are lab confirmed with the other 5 being probable cases.
Of those 29, 26 have recovered and two people have died. The baby is the only active case reported at this time.