Thankfully, none of the infected infants died.

Researchers say three newborns with coronavirus may have got the disease from their mothers during pregnancy or during childbirth.

A study into newborns with the virus looked at 33 children born to mums with Covid-19 in China.

Experts think it’s possible the babies were infected shortly after birth.

Thankfully, none of the infected infants died.

Professor of Neonatal Medicine at the University of Bristol, Andrew Whitelaw said we’re constantly learning more about the virus.

”The three babies who did have definite evidence of infection probably acquired it during the birth or immediately after,” he said.

”From the tests done on the amniotic fluid and the umbilical cord there was no evidence of the virus, so it’s probably not transmitted through the placenta.”