A premature baby girl named Peyton was diagnosed with COVID-19 at just 3-weeks-old, beat the bug — and was released for the hospital. Born eight weeks premature on March 26, Peyton weighed just 3 pounds and 5 ounces.
Maguire says it was one of the “worst things” she’s seen when she watched doctors insert a swab into Peyton’s nose to test for the virus.
She is believed to be Scotland’s youngest COVID-19 patient.
“I think the doctor was trying to keep me calm but I was sobbing,” Maguire said. “As much as she was fine I thought at what point was she with the virus? How is she fighting against it when she’s so wee? It was just the unknown.”