Intrauterine transmission of the virus has not been verified. Chen et al studied 9 newborns of SARS-CoV-2 positive mothers. The virus could not be detected in nasopharyngeal swabs, amniotic fluid, blood taken from the umbilical cord, or breast milk. There has been a report of one infection of a 36 hour old newborn. To minimize risk of transmission cesarean section should be performed instead of vaginal birth if possible..