Texas mom who gave coronavirus to unborn baby waited 20 days to hold her for first time: report

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A Texas mom who tested positive for COVID-19, gave the virus to her unborn daughter, and had to wait nearly three weeks before she could hold her, a Thursday report said.
A Texas mom who tested positive for COVID-19 and gave the virus to her unborn daughter had to wait nearly three weeks before she could hold her, a Thursday report said.

Wendy Figueroa was admitted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas on April 30 with symptoms of the coronavirus. She tested positive, and two days later, her daughter Alexa was born, USA Today reported.

Within two days, doctors confirmed that Alexa had also tested positive for the virus.

Dr. Amanda Evans, a pediatric infectious diseases expert at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical center who oversaw a case study on Figueroa, said Alexa likely became…
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