A one-year-old girl suffering with a chronic lung disease and a congenital heart defect has become one of the UK’s youngest coronavirus survivors. Leah Peters was taken to the emergency department at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, Lincolnshire, after she developed a cough and had low heart stats at the end of March.
She was given oxygen support and later tested positive for Covid-19. Despite her parents, Agata and Michael Peters, worrying what might happen if Leah caught the virus, they said she ‘surprised us all’ by being well enough to be discharged the day after her results came back.
Speaking after her return home, Leah’s mother said: ‘A few weeks ago we noticed that Leah had a bit of a cough, but living in a house with us and her two older sisters, Natalie aged four and Emily aged five, we assumed it was a cold or another bug they had brought home and were not overly worried. (Text and photo courtesy Metro)