2-month-old baby died of birth defects in Michigan with COVID-19

According to a report by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner, WXYZ – a 2-month-old child who said she died of COVID-19, had a birth defect listed as the immediate cause of her death.

The defect was identified as gastroschisis, where a child is born with intestines located outside the body.

According to the report, the baby was born at 37 weeks with a defect. On 8 September, on his way home from a surgery, he developed vomiting and diarrhea and was diagnosed with COVID-19.

He was declared dead in hospital after developing severe respiratory symptoms. According to the report, COVID-19 caused recent child issues.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released the following statement about the report:

Complying with national standards, MDHHS considers a death as COVID-19 related to death. If the death is due to natural causes, a positive COVID-19 test is performed, and one of the following is true:

• Death occurs within 30 days of onset of COVID-19.

• If more than 30 days from the onset of death, the certified physician identifies COVID-19 as a contributing factor to the death.

MDHHS relies on physicians’ treatment decisions in determining whether death is associated with COVID-19.

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