Harry Potter's Jessie Cave's 11-week-old baby has COVID-19

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Harry Potter star Jessie Cave has revealed her 11-week-old baby has tested positive to a ‘super powerful’ strain of COVID-19.

The actress, best known for playing Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter franchise, shared a photo from the hospital to update her fans.

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She shared a photo of her baby in hospital. Photo: Instagram/jessiecave

“Poor baby is covid positive. He’s okay and doing well but they are being vigilant and cautious, thankfully,” she captioned the image on Instagram.

In the photo, a laptop shows UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a lockdown in England in order to get the new coronavirus variant under control. The actress was watching the news in an isolated room.

“This strain is super powerful and contagious so I do hope that people take extra care in the coming weeks,” she added.

Lavender Brown in Harry Potter
Jessie played Ron's clingy girlfriend Lavender Brown in Harry Potter. Photo: Warner Bros

Jessie welcomed her third child with comedian Alfie Brown in October.

She previously opened up about the “slightly extreme” birth, revealing her son was delivered 40 minutes after her water broke. The boy was transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with the actress calling the experience “one of the hardest moments of my life”.

“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,” the Trollied star wrote. “Please wish baby a speedy recovery.”

Reporting by Taryn Ryder.

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