BAY SHORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island woman beat the odds, giving birth earlier this month while on a ventilator and fighting the coronavirus.

On Wednesday, she met her son for the first time, more than 10 days after he was born.

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Yanira Soriano got to hold her son, Walter, after leaving Southside Hospital in Bay Shore to roaring cheers from the medical staff.

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Doctors had to perform an emergency C-section on April 3 after Soriano was diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia.

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Now, after 12 days apart, both Soriano and the baby are home resting and doing well.