This 16-day-old baby from the Philippines is the youngest patient ever to kick coronavirus’ butt

The coronavirus pandemic has caused unbelievable damage to people around the world.

It has affected people’s livelihoods, is on par to cause a global recession, and worst of all, it has taken the lives of many loved ones.

But even during these dark times, not all hope has been lost. And this baby proves that there’s still a fighting chance for the future.

Meet the Philippines’ youngest survivor to kick coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, to the curb.

IMAGE: Department of Health

The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) proudly introduced the 16-day-old infant in a Facebook post on April 30. Although the infant’s identity has been withheld for privacy reasons, the DOH has dubbed them “Baby Survivor.”

According to the post, the baby has been under the care of frontliners at the National Children’s Hospital for the past 11 days, which means the infant was at the mere age of 5 days old when they contracted the virus.

Honestly, can you imagine being so young and already in so much pain? It’s terrifying.

But thanks to the hardworking and skilled frontliners at the National Children’s Hospital, the infant has successfully recovered from COVID-19.

“The DOH applauds our valiant healthcare team for this feat! We at the DOH commit to providing the needed health commodities and personal protective equipment as our health facilities accept patients of various ages,” the Facebook post read.

Check out the original Facebook post here.

With this and news of a 1-month-old Thai baby defeating COVID-19’s ass, there’s definitely still hope left in the world.

We can make it through this!

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Cover image sourced from the Philippines Department of Health.