In Maharashtra, a 107-year-old woman has recovered from coronavirus, weeks after undergoing spine surgery. Haling from Jalna district of Maharashtra, the woman recovered from the deadly virus within 10 days.
The woman had been admitted to a hospital on August 11 along with her family members who also tested positive, as reported by NDTV. Her daughter is 78-year-old while her son is 65. She also has grandchildren, who are 27 and 17 years old, both of whom tested positive for COVID-19.
In an interview with PTI, district surgeon Archana Bhosale said that after undergoing spine surgery, the centenarian tested positive for COVID-19. The spinal surgery became comorbidity in the 107-year-old patient making her recovery tougher.
“Her age was a major challenge in her recovery,” Bhosale added.
Old Age And Comorbidity Continues To Increase Fatality Rate
Just today, the BMC has said that 83 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Mumbai were of the patients aged more than 50 years. Among the 7,311 people who died due to COVID-19 in the city, more than 6000 were of the age above 50 years. According to a report published today by TOI, “one in five infections and one in four deaths in the city was from the age-bracket of 50-59.” Moreover, a report by Ahmedabad Mirror, also claimed that 71 percent of patients who died due to COVID-19 in Gujarat had comorbidities.
Despite the circumstances, not only the 107-year-old woman but all her family members have also recovered from the infection among which two people are above 50 years of age. They all were discharged together on Thursday, August 20, 2020.
“We had lost all hope. We survived because of the dedication shown by the medical staff…it is nothing short of a miracle,” the woman’s son said before leaving for home from the hospital.
As News18 reported, the hospital staff hosted a warm farewell programme for the family post their recovery. District collector Ravindra Binwade and district superintendent of police S Chaitanya who attended the party appreciated the dedication and efforts of the hospital staffs.
Other Centenarians Who Won COVID-19 Battle
Recently, 105-year-old Asma Beevi became the oldest person to recover from COVID-19 in Kerala. Moreover, she recovered from the virus within nine days of being admitted in the hospital. Then in Karnataka, a 100-year-old Hallamma recovered from COVID-19 becoming the oldest patient in the state to do so. She tested positive on July 3, 2020, and her tests came back negative on July 22. 99-year-old Marceline Saldanha is also known as the oldest patient to defeat COVID-19 in Karnataka, doing so in the duration of nine days.