103-Year-Old Grandma Recovers From Coronavirus and Is Now Discharged
Wuhan, China is considered the center of the coronavirus outbreak and still has about 4,200 people recovering from the virus in hospitals. The city went on lockdown in late January after the number of confirmed cases skyrocketed. Elderly people and those with underlying medical conditions are most at risk and can face more severe effects from this virus. However, there have been some cases where older people have recovered from it. Zhang Guangfen, a 103-year-old from Wuhan is the oldest known patient to have recovered from the coronavirus recovery.
Other than having mild chronic bronchitis, Guagfen has no other underlying medical issues. This played a factor in how quickly she was able to recover.
Zhang Guangfen’s Road To Recovery From Coronavirus Was Not Easy
Guagfen’s six days of treatment in the hospital were filled with round-the-clock care. She was brought into the hospital in critical condition and had trouble talking. She was unable to feed herself, so nurses had to spoonfeed her while wearing hazmat suits. After days of treatment and constant supervision, Guagfen was finally given the okay to be discharged.
When she left the hospital, she was actually escorted out by a group of nurses. They noted that while she was in their care she kept a positive attitude and was always laughing and smiling.
Other Elderly Patients Have Recovered All Over The World
In the United States, two elderly patients from the Life Care Centre of Kirkland nursing home have both made full recoveries. The same nursing home also had 33 patients die since the outbreak started, so the recovery of two people is huge news.
Alma Clara Corsini, a 95-year-old grandmother became the oldest woman in Italy to recover from coronavirus. She was admitted to the hospital on March 5 and made a recovery after a little over a week in the hospital. She has since been discharged and returned to the nursing home where she lives. Vice President of the European Parliament Fabio Massimo Castaldo posted about Corsini’s recovery on Twitter.
Italy has also seen soaring cases of coronavirus in the past few weeks. Italy has reported 683 new coronavirus deaths today alone. However, it does seem to be slowing down compared to when the pandemic first started spreading there. They have the second-oldest population in the world with 23% of Italians over 65 years old. This age group is certainly the most vulnerable during the virus, which would explain the tremendous amount of deaths in the country recently.
Doctors From Other Countries Were Sent To Italy To Help More People Recover
Medics from Cuba arrived in Italy a few days ago to lend a hand and help the country get through this difficult time.
Though many people have been able to recover from this virus, there are still fears that it will continue to spread across the world in the weeks to come. But with the increasing aid and doctors from other countries willing to pitch in and help those infected to recover, hopefully, the curve will be flattened soon.
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