Coronavirus outbreak: 82-year-old woman fights COVID-19, returns home

Published: Apr 09, 2020, 13:51 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The woman from western suburbs reunited with her family last week after spending a week in Kokilaben Hospital's isolation facility.

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A 82-year-old woman returned home after battling Coronavirus and proved that even the ones who are most vulnerable to the virus can beat it.

The woman from western suburbs reunited with her family last week after spending a week in Kokilaben Hospital's isolation facility.

A 93-year-old man and his 88-year-old wife from Kerala were the oldest couple to have survived the virus. However, a 101-year-old Italian man was the oldest to beat the virus.

The woman's son told The Times of India that she had not developed any major symptoms despite testing positive. He said, "She had travelled to Gujarat so we got her tested as a precaution. Once she came positive, we hospitalized her. It was a stressful few days for us till she came home. She is doing well now."

In the state, she is one of the oldest patients to have recovered from the infection.

Dr. Santosh Shetty, CEO, Kokilaben Hospital said, "This case gives us hope and confidence that Covid-19 is not a death sentence for the elderly." He added, "She had great will power and that makes a lot of difference."

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