Hospital staff cheer as baby girl, six months, who tested positive for coronavirus leaves isolation

Lauren Clark
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The little girl was with her mum Emma while being treated (Getty Images)
The little girl was with her mum Emma while being treated (Getty Images)

She is one of the youngest in the UK to contract coronavirus - but a baby girl has been cheered on by medical staff as she was moved out of isolation.

Erin, who is just six months old, had spent 14 days in a room with her mum Emma while being treated at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

The moving moment of her being given a “guard of honour” by medical staff was caught on camera.

In a post on the hospital’s Twitter account, a video was shared showing nurses clapping as the young patient was wheeled along a corridor.

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The caption read: “6 month old Erin was recently diagnosed with #COVID19 and was in an isolation room here for 14 days with mum Emma whilst being treated.

“Today, Erin beat COVID-19 & received a guard of honour by the treating team on our HDU as she was moved out of isolation.”

They added: “Erin’s mum said of our staff; ‘Thank you so much to each and every one of them, we couldn’t have got through it without them. They are all truly amazing and we will be forever grateful’.

“Erin is still being treated for other conditions here, but is making good progress.”

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Since being shared on Friday, the clip has received more than 2,400 ‘likes’.

One person wrote: “Amazing news.”

Another commented: “Our amazing NHS, thank you for all your hard work.”

A third shared: “Some lovely news!!!!”

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And a fourth added: “Amazing news, well done Erin you are a true Covid Warrior.”

According to ITV, the little girl was diagnosed with the virus two weeks ago.

She is believed to be one of the youngest to catch COVID-19 in Merseyside.

It comes as it was revealed that a teacher has given birth in a supermarket car park during the lockdown.

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Hannah Howells, 33, and husband Andy, 37, from Hamble, Hampshire, were driving to the Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton on April 19 when the mum-to-be realised they weren’t going to arrive in time.

The couple pulled over in a Sainsbury’s Local car park, where the future dad attempted to wave down the emergency crew as they drove past.

“We were probably 10 minutes into our journey and I said to my husband, ‘The baby is coming right now’,” Hannah explained.

“We saw an ambulance coming in the other direction. Andy was trying to wave, but they quite rightly thought we were clapping for the amazing work they’re doing.

“We parked up and called the Labour Line and then 999 and the amazing lady who took the call talked my husband through delivering our baby.

“Wilf was already halfway out on the front seat of the car and I still had my seat belt on.”