A poorly baby whose picture lying in a hospital bed battling coronavirus shocked the nation has beaten the odds to make a full recovery.

Less than a fortnight ago, six-month-old Erin Bates was in a high dependency unit hooked up to an oxygen machine surrounded by tubes and equipment.
The diagnosis of Covid-19 came after she was already overcoming problems with her heart and windpipe, which had required major surgery.
Yesterday, doctors at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, in Liverpool, told her overjoyed family she has pulled through. Erin’s father said: ‘Erin has beaten the virus.

It hit her hard with a few ups and downs but we wanted people to know coronavirus doesn’t have to be a death sentence for people with pre-existing conditions. ‘She is all smiles and talking to herself.’