• The Okinawa Times

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In late August, a 38-year-old woman with COVID-19 in Okinawa Prefecture gave birth prematurely, just 24 weeks into pregnancy — a 29.3-centimeter baby weighing only 580 grams.

“I’m sorry for giving birth to such a tiny you,” the woman, who asked not to be named, repeatedly murmured into a smartphone. She could only see her baby through the device, as the newborn was being treated in a neonatal intensive care unit.

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