April 14, 2020
The whole world is continuing to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed cases and deaths have continued to rise. However, a little girl in the U.K. seems to be having it more complicated than a lot of people.
Per a report from the Daily Mail, Erin Bates, a six-month-old girl, has contracted the coronavirus. However, her case is quite different, as she's also dealing with several other health issues.
Erin was born in Greater Manchester last October but has never left the hospital because of windpipe issues and a heart condition. Last week, however, she tested positive for the coronavirus as well.
The little girl got a positive diagnosis for the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Her parents had been by her side all through, and have explained that they'll continue to do so.
For now, the United States has felt the coronavirus' effects the hardest.
The family explained that Erin is stable and recuperating at the Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool. However, while things seem to be going fine, for now, they understand that a lot of health issues like these can change in an instant. Her father, Wayne, said,
"People are still not taking this outbreak seriously, and that upsets me. I take it personally. The hospital staff has been amazing, but people need to stay home and keep safe."
Erin's mother also expressed her fear that she could have to leave her in the hospital if she shows any symptoms. She added that the prospect of her little girl being alone at such a scary time terrifies her.
Regardless, they've expressed confidence that Erin can overcome this ailment. They explained that she's been through so much in her short life, and they're confident that she can defeat the coronavirus too.
Erin's case is just one of the many people who are suffering from the novel coronavirus. The pandemic has continued to wreak havoc across the world, with over 1.9 million confirmed cases and 119,650 deaths.
For now, the United States has felt the coronavirus' effects the hardest. The country has about 587,300 cases alone — more than the other countries that round out the top 5 counts combined.
Several states are still under compulsory lockdown, as governments and healthcare professionals work to keep the virus' spread contained.
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