Overall, babies have a low risk of severe COVID-19 infection, and transmission from mother to newborn is unlikely, new research suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed data from all babies under 29 days old who had COVID-19 and had to be admitted to hospitals across the United Kingdom between the beginning of March and the end of April, at the peak of the first pandemic wave in the United Kingdom. Only 66 babies required hospital treatment for COVID-19 infection in this period, which is the equivalent of one in 1,785 births, or 0.06% of births.