8-year-old who developed rare complication from covid-19 leaves ICU

Hospital workers celebrate 8-year-old boy leaving ICU

Hospital workers celebrate 8-year-old boy leaving ICU

Doctors and nurses at the University Hospital of Rio, Patras, celebrated the recovery of an eight-year-old boy with Covid-19 who developed symptoms similar to those of the rare inflammatory Kawasaki-like disease.

He was transferred to the paediatric ward on Thursday.

But before he left, the little boy received a gift from the doctors and nurses, as he had told them that he wanted to become an astronaut.

 Hospital workers celebrate 8-year-old boy leaving ICU

"To remember his first victory, the victory of life", Dr Andreas Iliadis, an intensive care specialist in the paediatric clinic told thebest.gr.

“Another small victory. Let no one be afraid as long as our nurses and doctors have real love for their work,” he said, adding "In the gloom of our times, let this small victory be a small Christmas present for all of us."

The country is currently in lockdown 2.0 which is scheduled to end on January 7, 2021. Schools, courts, restaurants, bars, cafes, entertainment, sports are among those that will closed until that date.

Latest covid-19 numbers in Greece

Greece recorded 1,534 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

This raises the total number of cases to 121,253.

Five hundred and seventy-one individuals are in ICU.

A total of 697 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

The death toll stands at 3,370.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.