She's not the only elderly person to recover from novel coronavirus. Another 103-year-old woman also recovered from it in another part of the world.
It might be scary for many people to be stuck home and wondering if the next person is carrying the novel coronavirus, which has affected thousands across the globe. While staying indoors and maintaining space from others has been advised, it can also feel lonely to be doing so. Especially, for older adults, those who are above the age of 60 and are at greater risk, it's even more crucial that they keep themselves safe and indoors. But, looking at the news while you heed the advice might increase your worries about your health. In such times, some positive news can cheer you up.
A 103-year-old woman in Iran, one of the countries hardest hit by coronavirus, has reportedly recovered after being infected, the state media was reported as saying by the Daily Mail. Since there is more than enough evidence that shows how older adults are at a greater risk than healthy young people, this incident has surprised many. The unnamed woman was reportedly hospitalized in the central city of Semnan for about a week, their state news agency IRNA said.
103 year old Iranian 'super granny' Khavar Ahmedi has fully recovered from COVID-19, discharged from hospital and back home with her family. She displays a paper that reads — "Thank God, I defeated corona."— Shabbir Hassanally (شبير حسنعلي) (@purewilayah) March 18, 2020
She will turn 104 soon. Love and prayers for her ❤🤲🏼💪🏼#Iran pic.twitter.com/50lsp7RSEx
The woman was "discharged after making a complete recovery", Semnan University of Medical Sciences head Navid Danayi was quoted as saying by IRNA, according to the Daily Mail. Moreover, she is not the only elderly person to have recovered from the infection in Iran. A 91-year-old man from Kerman, in the southeast of Iran, also recovered after being unwell for three days. He even had pre-existing medical conditions including high blood pressure and asthma, something that increases their risk of mortality.
If you get sick, remember: #Antibiotics do NOT work on viruses, like those that cause #colds or #flu. Talk to your doctor about the best treatment and what you can do to keep yourself and others healthy. https://t.co/NYtdiKcdE1 pic.twitter.com/h5AWkZKA3P— CDC (@CDCgov) March 18, 2020
Since Iran first announced that there had been deaths due to coronavirus on February 19, the infection has spread to all of the country's 31 provinces and killed over 1,000 people.
The Iranian woman isn't the only 103-year-old woman to survive the novel coronavirus. There have been miracles elsewhere too. In China's Wuhan, where the infection originated, another 103-year-old got infected and survived it. Zhang Guangfen was admitted to hospital on March 1 and she recovered in six days. She was released and sent home, according to Newshub.co.nz.
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