Australian baby died of COVID-19: coroner

An Omicron infection caused the death of a two-month-old baby in Newcastle in December

A two-month-old baby died of COVID-19 in Newcastle before Christmas, a coroner has determined.

Deputy Chief Health Officer Marianne Gale.

The baby, who had no underlying health conditions, contracted the Omicron variant and died at John Hunter Hospital in December, NSW Health said on Thursday.

The death, which was first reported in January, was referred to the NSW