Chinese grandmother, 103, recovers from coronavirus after six days
Chinese grandmother, 103, recovers from coronavirus after being treated for less than a week
- The centenarian from Wuhan is two years older than the last record-holder, 101
- She was able to recover quickly as she didn’t have underlying health conditions
- The news came after China’s President Xi Jinping visited the epicentre yesterday
- Xi’s visit is viewed as a sign that Beijing believes the outbreak is under control
- The coronavirus has killed at least 4,325 and infected nearly 120,000 worldwide
A 103-year-old grandmother has recovered from the coronavirus following six-day treatment in Wuhan.
The centenarian, Zhang Guangfen, was discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon.
She is so far the oldest coronavirus patient to recover in China and two years older than the previous recorder-holder, 101.
Ms Zhang was cured within less than a week because ‘she did not have many underlying health conditions’, her doctor Zeng Yulan told the local press.
A 103-year-old grandmother has recovered from the coronavirus following six-day treatment i
The centenarian, Zhang Guangfen, is reportedly China’s oldest coronavirus patient to recover
A video shows the former patient being escorted out of the hospital by a group of medical workers.
The grandmother was diagnosed with the deadly disease on March 1 at Liyuan Affiliated Hospital of Tongji Medical College in Wuhan, Hubei Province of central China.
She was in critical condition and could barely communicate with the medics when she was admitted to the hospital.
The nurses took turns to spoon-feed the patient and change diapers for her, said a matron, Liao Zhenhui, to local media Chutian Metropolis Daily.
Ms Zhang gradually recovered after being given round-the-clock care and nutrition therapy sessions, Liao added.
‘The grandmother loved being complimented by the nurses,’ the matron continued.
‘She would smile and nod every time after I told her she looked pretty.’
Ms Zhang is reportedly the oldest coronavirus patient to recover in China and two years older than the previous recorder holder, 101. She is pictured being treated at the hospital
A group of medical workers are seen escorting Ms Zhang out of the hospital yesterday
Another centenarian who was infected with the coronavirus just after his 101st birthday has recovered after spending a week in hospital.
The former patient, known by his surname Dai, was discharged last week from Wuhan Third Hospital.
Mr Dai appeared to look ‘very energetic’ when he left the hospital, Li Lai, the matron told the press.
A Chinese centenarian who was infected with the coronavirus just after his 101st birthday has recovered after spending a week in hospital. The pictures show him leaving the hospital
‘He often talked about his 92-year-old wife. He said he needed to get better soon so he could go home and take care of her,’ Li Lai added.
The former patient is seen in a video telling a hazmat-clad medic his age while he was leaving the hospital.
The medic, who appears to be surprised, gives the centenarian a thumbs up after realising how old the patient is.
The picture shows a medic records a patient’s condition at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, China
China has been encouraging its citizens to resume to normal after the country has seen a steady decline in its new cases.
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Wuhan yesterday for the first time since the city emerged as the centre of the coronavirus epidemic in January – a major sign that Beijing believes the outbreak is under control.
The timing of Xi’s visit indicates that China is ready to declare victory over the health crisis, which has killed at least 3,158 people in the nation and 4,325 worldwide, according to experts.
A picture released by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV through its official Weibo account shows President Xi delivering a speech at Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan this morning
Globally, the novel coronavirus has infected nearing 120,000 people with a dozen of countries battling the worst outbreaks, including Italy, Iran and South Korea.
There are 382 confirmed cases in the UK and six people have died. Many of the UK’s 382 cases have been among recent visitors to Italy or from people who caught it inside the UK since Italy’s outbreak began.
Health minister Nadine Dorries has today revealed one of her staff has now ‘gone down’ with coronavirus after she tested positive and went into self-isolation for the next fortnight as a MP she met last week was told by the NHS to stay at home.
Italy is one of the most-affected countries outside China, with a total of 10,149 cases, including 631 deaths. People are seen above wearing medical face masks on the streets of Rome
Globally, the novel coronavirus has infected nearing 120,000 people and killed at least 4,325
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