One-year-old 'little angel' who'd just learnt to walk dies after catching Covid

Dakota Nenke leaves her twin sister Hallie after she died of coronavirus as the youngest person in Australia – her parents said the rest of the family also tested positive

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A 13-month-old twin is the youngest Australian to die of Covid after tragically dying in his sleep.

The exact cause of Dakota Nenke’s death is currently unknown, however the little one tested positive for the virus after her sudden death.

Parents Ryan Nenke, 29, and Karly Conry, 27, said the rest of the family tested positive after discovering that Dakota died three days after Christmas.

The little girl from Adelaide, South Australia was infected with Covid before she was put to bed on the night of December 27th.

She died in her sleep at the age of 13 months, leaving behind her twin sister Hallie and two other siblings.

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Mr Nenke confirmed that the family had been vaccinated and were concerned about Hallie, who was hospitalized for a day after her twin sister died.

The toddler now appears to be healthy and normal.

In a heartbreaking tribute, Dakota’s aunt Kirsty Conry said on Facebook, “A week ago today, we lost little Dakota.

“Since then, not a minute has passed without thinking of you and for the rest of the time you will always be on my mind.”

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The Brooke Page family friend launched a GoFundMe campaign to help grieving loved ones with funeral and living expenses.

“Her beloved 13-month-old Dakota grew her wings and went to Heaven,” they said.

“She went to bed the night before and died unexpectedly hours later. Peace and quiet, our beautiful Dakota bear.

“Dakota leaves her three siblings, all of whom they loved and adored beyond measure.”

There are currently an average of 25,000 new cases per day in Australia.

South Australia is the second hardest hit region with 122 cases per 100,000 population.

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