The triplets were born in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi and were tested for the corona virus on June 17 in accordance with the state health protocol on premature birth, according to state health minister Monica Rangel. Test results returned positive three days later, health officials said.
“The triplets we monitor are stable. They have evolved well. One of them continues to use antibiotics, but they are fine. We hope this continues so that they can reunite with their parents immediately,” Rangel told a news conference . .
The parents of the triplets were both tested negative for the corona virus, according to Rangel. He said that they could see their newborn baby via video call.
“What we need to pay attention to is the situation where possible [the virus] is being sent via the placenta. That’s not something we can be sure of. That is a theory that we must pay attention to. That’s a new virus. “There is still no internationally available literature on this issue, but it will be worth reviewing,” Rangel said.
CNN reaches out to health services for the state of San Luis Potosi for more information about how the triplets contracted the corona virus but has not yet received a response.
Mexico is approaching 200,000 cases of coronavirus. On Tuesday, the country recorded another diary of confirmed cases with the health ministry reporting 6,288 new cases. That makes the total to 191,410 countries.
The ministry said there were 793 new deaths from the virus, bringing the death toll in the country to 23,377.
They said they were investigating several potential sources of transmission such as breast milk. One of the babies had a respiratory infection but “responded well to antibiotics,” officials said.
“Now we have negative results from PCR [polymerase chain reaction] “The test was carried out on both parents, the case was even more relevant, not only for investigations conducted by our doctors in the state but for research around the world about the behavior of the virus itself,” Rangel said.
The triplets were born at the Central Hospital Ignacio Morones Prieto.