In Texas, 85 infants have tested positive for coronavirus, Corpus Christi Nueces County Public Health Director Annette Rodriguez confirmed the matter on Friday during a public health update.
“These babies have not even had their first birthday yet. Please help us to stop the spread of this disease by staying home except for necessary trips, socially distancing and wearing masks in public," Rodriguez said in the update in Corpus Christi, reports AP.
Meanwhile, Texas health officials reported more than 10,000 new cases for a fifth consecutive day on Saturday, bringing the number of officially confirmed cases to 317,730. Besides, 130 more people have died of COVID-19, taking the total fatalities to 3,865.
The true numbers of cases are likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks.
But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the highly contagious virus can cause severe symptoms and be fatal.
The US has 3,712,604 confirmed coronavirus cases and 140,120 deaths.