Harry Potter star Jessie Cave’s three-month-old son Abraham is being treated in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.
The actress, 33, took to Instagram on Tuesday morning to share a snap of her baby in a hospital cot in an isolated room, with an iPad playing Boris Johnson’s national address announcing lockdown in the forefront.
In her caption, Jessie – who has Abraham, son Donnie, five, and daughter Margot, three, with comedian Alfie Brown – confirmed her baby is ‘okay and doing well’ having been stricken with the ‘super powerful and contagious’ strain of the virus.
Jessie welcomed Abraham in October and the newborn spent the first days of his life in the neo-natal unit following her ‘terrifying and humbling’ pregnancy.
Tough times: Harry Potter actress Jessie Cave has revealed her three-month-old son Abraham is being treated in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus
Having left the hospital in November, Jessie was back with her youngest after he tested positive for the new strain of the virus.
A caption alongside the shot read: ‘I watched the news about lockdown from an isolated room in hospital. Poor baby is covid positive.
‘He’s okay and doing well but they are being vigilant and cautious, thankfully…
‘This strain is super powerful and contagious so I do hope that people take extra care in the coming weeks.
‘Really didn’t want this to be the start of my families new year. Really didn’t want to be back in a hospital so soon after his traumatic birth…
‘Once again I’m in awe of nurses and doctors. It makes me even more proud of my brother, a&e doctor and my father, king GP…
Her love: In her caption, Jessie, who shares Abraham, son Donnie, five, and daughter Margot, three, with comedian Alfie Brown, confirmed her baby is ‘okay and doing well’ having been stricken with the ‘super powerful and contagious’ strain of the virus
Tough times: A caption alongside the shot read: ‘I watched the news about lockdown from an isolated room in hospital. Poor baby is covid positive. He’s okay and doing well but they are being vigilant and cautious, thankfully’
‘Please wish baby a speedy recovery. He’s 9llbs 7 now so he’s a stronger and bigger boy than he was when we were last in a hospital room (and the needle went into his hand with louder more powerful screams) Love and best wishes to everyone’.
She later took to Instagram stories to share more snaps from inside the hospital, including stethoscope hanging over the bed, a breakfast of Cornflakes and juice and a sweet image of Abraham.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Jessie for comment.
It is not yet clear whether any other members of her family have been infected.
In November, research found that newborn babies are very unlikely to become severely ill with Covid-19, with researchers also concluding that the chances of a baby catching the virus from their infected mother is very slim.
Insight: She later took to Instagram stories to share more snaps from inside the hospital, including stethoscope hanging over the bed, a breakfast of Cornflakes and juice and a sweet image of Abraham
Babies and COVID-19
Although rare, children under one are at higher risk of severe illness with COVID-19 than older children.
This is due to their immature immune systems and smaller airways, which make them more likely to develop issues with respiratory virus infections.
Newborns can become infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 during childbirth or by exposure to sick caregivers after delivery.
Research shows that only about 2% to 5% of infants born to women with COVID-19 near time of delivery test positive for the virus in the days after birth
Infants who have COVID-19 or who can’t be tested due to a lack of availability and have no symptoms might be discharged from the hospital, depending on the circumstances.
It’s recommended that the baby’s caregivers wear face masks and wash their hands to protect themselves. Frequent follow-up with the baby’s health care provider is needed — by phone, virtual visits or in-office visits — for 14 days. Infants who test negative for COVID-19 can be sent home from the hospital.
Source: Mayo Clinic
Just 66 babies out of 118,000 born in the UK between March and April, at the peak of the first wave, caught the illness in their first month of life — the equivalent of one in 1,785 births or 0.06 per cent.
Imperial College London researchers revealed the extremely low risk Covid-19 posed to infants after sifting through births between March and April registered by the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU).
Of the babies that got the disease 28 were classed as severely ill and suffered a high temperature, breathing problems, or bouts of coughing or vomiting.
Whirlwind: The cartoonist famously became pregnant with her first child after a one-night stand with her on-off partner in 2014 (pictured with their kids Donnie, five, and Margot, three)
Between six and 30 per cent of newborns need to be admitted to intensive care for specialist treatment with other respiratory illnesses, studies have showed.
In October, when announcing Abraham’s arrival, Jessie posted a picture of herself breastfeeding and revealed he’s ‘in the neo natal unit but he’s a strong boy’.
Earlier this year, stand-up star Alfie revealed he and Jessie rekindled their relationship after splitting up when their youngest child was only 10 weeks old.
Together again: Earlier this year, stand-up star Alfie revealed he and Jessie rekindled their relationship after splitting up when their youngest child was only 10 weeks old
On maintaining a healthy work-life balance, the actress told Bustle in 2018: ‘I learned pretty early on you can’t do much work with children around.
‘When they were babies maybe, but now they don’t sleep so I’m basically on my feet the entire day. My mum is brilliant; she helps me most days.
‘And, actually, up until a few weeks ago I was living with her and my sister. My partner Alfie and I split up when Margot was only 10 weeks old.’
The cartoonist, who juggles her stand-up and acting career with her successful ‘doodle’ company, famously became pregnant with her first child after a one-night stand with her on-off partner in 2014.
Rise to fame: Jessie is best known for her role as Ron Weasley’s girlfriend Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter film series (pictured)