Alder Hey nurses in tears as tiny baby wins coronavirus fight

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A tiny baby has beaten coronavirus after spending two weeks in isolation at Alder Hey Hospital.

Nurses clapped and cheered for little Erin who was diagnosed with the killer virus 14 days ago.

The six-month-old, believed to be one of the youngest in Merseyside to catch Covid-19, has been kept in a separate room with her mum before miraculously beaten the illness.

In a touching video, nurses at the children's hospital were brought to tears as they clapped and cheered for Erin when was she moved out of isolation.

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Tweeting the emotional footage, a spokesperson for Alder Hey said: "Six 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."

Erin remains in hospital to receive treatment for other ongoing conditions but is thankfully doing well.

Praising the amazing staff who treated Erin, her mum Emma described the NHS workers as "truly amazing".

Tearful nurses at Alder Hey clapped for baby Erin as she was wheeled out of isolation

She said: "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 incredible recovery comes as Liverpool suffered one coronaivrus death in the last day.

It is one of the city's lowest daily death tolls but still a tragic loss as Liverpool's total deaths in hospitals from Covid-19 stands at 278.

The breakdown for the city's Trusts is as follows:

Liverpool University Teaching Trust – 259

Liverpool Heart and Chest – 12

The Walton Centre – 5

Alder Hey Hospital Trust – 2 (both adults)

Six-month-old Erin spent two weeks in isolation with her mum after testing positive for coronavirus

Other Merseyside boroughs have unfortunately suffered larger increases in recorded deaths in today's update.

The largest of these was at the St Helens and Knowsley Trust, which covers hospitals in St Helens and Whiston.

The Trust continues to be hit hard by fatalities, with nine extra deaths in today's update taking its total to 133.

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The Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust, which runs hospitals in both towns, has today reported a further six deaths and now has a total of 99.

The Warrington and Halton NHS Trust has reported a further two deaths to take its total to 64.

Wirral's main hospital Trust, which has faced a difficult time like so many, will have today been relieved to record no new deaths – its figure remains at 138.

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