Youngest “miracle” Covid survivor discharged from the hospital


Samoa’s youngest COVID survivor has been discharged from the hospital and has been hailed a miracle.

This was the good news shared by the Head of Paediatric, Papalii Dr Kamu Tito regarding the one-year-old Covid baby girl, who was in an induced coma for five days.

“Our miracle baby has been discharged.”

Papalii said the baby girl was discharged last week and acknowledged the assistance of New Zealand’s Paediatrician Specialist, Dr Fiona Mill, for coming to Samoa’s aid and offering treatment suggestions that led to the miracle they witnessed.

“I want to thank perennially thank Dr Mills, her input assisted in the treatment of the baby. She had severe pneumonia and was also a Covid patient. Aside from the treatment, we prayed for her to survive and God answered our prayers through medicinal expertise,” said Papalii.

The baby was fighting for her life, in the Intensive Care Unit for over a week. Papalii and his team were not sure the baby girl would make it.

“She had Covid and so that did not help with her condition as she suffered from severe pneumonia, we had to put her in a coma to allow her body to heal. She was in critical condition. “It is a miracle she is alive,” said Papalii.

He explained pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs, causing cough, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia.