A 17-day-old baby has recovered from a new coronavirus after being born to a patient confirmed in Wuhan.
The newborn is the youngest patient to recover from the virus in China so far, state media reported.
He left hospital on Friday after making a full recovery on his own without the aid of drugs.
The baby was transferred to Wuhan Children's Hospital on the same day he was born, according to People's Daily. He was found to have the virus shortly afterwards.
The girl, known as Xiao Xiao, had an infection in her respiratory system and mild myocardial damage, said Dr. Zeng Lingkong, director of the Neonatology Department at the hospital.
Because the girl's symptoms were unclear, the doctor decided not to give her antibiotics and let her deal with her own illness.
"He has no difficulty breathing clearly, no coughing or fever, so we only provide treatment for myocardial conditions," Dr Zeng told CCTV television.
He was allowed home on Friday afternoon after receiving negative results in three consecutive nucleic acid detection tests.
Dr Zeng said the baby had fully recovered from coronavirus and heart disease.
"He grew even bigger and fatter here," said Dr. Zeng.
Doctors in China worry that the possibility of infection can be transmitted from mother to their baby in the womb.
Earlier this month, babies born to coronavirus patients were diagnosed with a deadly disease 30 hours after birth in Wuhan.
"This reminds us to pay attention to the potential for new routes of transmission of the corona virus - vertical transmission from mother to baby," Dr. Zeng at that time.
The new corona virus has killed 2,592 people in China, infecting around 77,000 so far and paralyzing its economy.
The oldest patient in the country is a 96-year-old woman who recovered from the disease after being treated in an intensive care unit for three days.