Jessie Cave, the 33-year-old British actress, took to Instagram on Monday to reveal her “poor baby is covid positive.”
Cave’s three-month-old baby named Abraham can be seen lying in a hospital bed while the Harry Potter star watches U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson give a national address about new coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
“I watched the news about lockdown from an isolated room in hospital," Cave told her Instagram followers. “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.”
She continued: “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 @pondermed and my father, king GP @davidlloyd73 .... please wish baby a speedy recovery.”
The London-based star is best known for playing Lavender Brown in the "Harry Potter" film series.
She welcomed baby Abraham in October of 2020. The newborn spent the first few days of his life in the neonatal intensive care unit following her “terrifying and humbling” pregnancy, according to Daily Mail. He was discharged in November.
She confirmed the baby is being treated with fluids through an IV placed in the baby’s hand.
Cave is mother to Abraham, three months, Donnie, 5, and daughter Margot, 3, with comedian Alfie Brown.