101-year-old woman recovers from Coronavirus

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A 101-year-old woman recovered from Covid-19 infection in the Netherlands. “A glimmer of hope,” according to the hospital that treated her.

In the Netherlands, a 101-year-old woman with Covid-19 recovered from the disease. After spending a week and a half in a hospital near Rotterdam with breathing difficulties, she passed tests which showed that she was positive for Covid-19. She was then placed in isolation, where she defeated the disease.

The 100-year-old, whose name has not been released, has been released from the hospital and will go to a nursing home before returning home. She represents “a ray of hope” according to the hospital which treated her. “She’s a strong woman and it’s great to see her follow medical advice, like sneezing in her elbow and even telling me to stay away,” said pulmonologist Sunil Ramlal, interviewed by Reuters.

She is not the first centenary to overcome Covid-19. On March 26, a 101-year-old man also recovered from the disease in a hospital in Rimini, Italy, after being tested positive. “In these times, it is always good to have a little hope,” said the mayor of the city. Nicknamed “Mr P”, this man, born in 1919, had become during his stay at the hospital the mascot of the establishment.

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