A much-loved 'cheeky' young girl from Tameside collapsed and died the day after testing positive for Covid, an inquest heard.
Fatima Shamriaz, nine, tested positive on a lateral flow device last September after developing a temperature. However she then suddenly deteriorated and collapsed the following morning.
The alarm was raised with paramedics rushing to the family home in Ashton-under-Lyne. She was taken to hospital but extensive resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful.
A post-mortem found she died of multi-organ failure caused by Broncho-pneumonia and Covid-19 pneumonitis. READ MORE: Mum returns home from holiday to find 'perfect' son, 17, had died Fatima, who was looked after by her parents, mum Shakeela Walayat and dad, shopworker Sham Shamraiz, with the help of carers, had cerebral palsy and other 'complex needs' following a brain injury suffered at birth the inquest was told.