Coronavirus Australia live news updates: Premature baby may have contracted COVID-19

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Coronavirus Australia live news updates: Premature baby may have contracted COVID-19
Coronavirus Australia live news updates: Premature baby may have contracted COVID-19

At just 28 days old, Oliver Tyson is one of the youngest Western Australians being tested for coronavirus.

Born prematurely, his lungs aren’t as strong as other babies, and there’s the chance he’s contracted COVID-19.

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Mum Michelle Chilton, locked down in the state’s wheat belt, told 9News it had been a “rollercoaster ride”.

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“We got the call to say that Oliver’s doctor had tested positive, so we’ve all been closed in isolation,” she said.

Oliver was struggling with a congested chest and a blocked nose when he was rushed to Perth Children’s Hospital on March 21. There, he may have been treated by an infected doctor.

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