Harry Potter's Jessie Cave confirms newborn son has COVID-19

Rianne Houghton
·2-min read
Photo credit: Jessie Cave - Instagram
Photo credit: Jessie Cave - Instagram

From Digital Spy

Harry Potter actress Jessie Cave has revealed that her baby boy Abraham 'Bam' Benjamin has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Jessie, who gave birth to her third child in October of last year, shared the news in an update on Instagram, telling fans that she was in hospital with Abraham but that he was "doing well".

Alongside a photo of her watching Prime Minister Boris Johnson's address yesterday evening (January 4), Jessie confirmed that Abraham was being looked after by "vigilant and cautious" doctors and nurses in the hospital.

Photo credit: @jessiecave - Instagram
Photo credit: @jessiecave - Instagram

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"I watched the news about lockdown from an isolated room in hospital," she wrote. "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."

The actress, who played Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter series, also paid tribute to NHS staff, including her brother (an A&E doctor) and her dad, a GP.

"Really didn't want this to be the start of my [family's] new year," she continued. "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..."

"Please wish baby a speedy recovery," she continued.

"He's [9lbs] 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."

Get well soon, Bam.

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