Toddler with chronic lung disease and heart defects becomes one of UK's youngest coronavirus survivors

Leah’s parents, Agata and Michael Peters, were concerned she was more at risk due to her underlying conditions of chronic lung disease and a congenital heart defect. Agata Peters said: “A few weeks ago we noticed that Leah had a bit of a cough, but living in a house with us and her two older sisters, Natalie aged four and Emily aged five, we assumed it was a cold or another bug they had brought home and were not overly worried. “The nurse took her stats and as they were a bit low and combined with the cough she called an ambulance and we were taken to the emergency department at Pilgrim Hospital where she was given oxygen and she picked up a bit.” “It was only later when we were on the ward that we heard that she had tested positive for coronavirus,” Mrs Peters added. She was sent home the day after we received the test results and is doing really well at the moment.” She will undergo further surgery in summer to combat her heart defect. Thank you just isn’t enough, it doesn’t describe how grateful we all are.” United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust deputy chief executive Mark Brassington said: “Staff across the NHS and social care in Lincolnshire and across the country are going above and beyond, doing everything they can to care for patients like Leah.