Pike County baby hospitalized with COVID-19

Published: May. 28, 2020 at 9:33 AM EDT
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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.

The Pike County Health Department would like to provide an important update on COVID-19 for Pike County. Pike County has...

Posted by Pike County Health Department on Thursday, May 28, 2020

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.

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