A 100 year old woman, tested positive for Coronavirus at the beginning of the month has recovered. The woman, Hallamma from Huvina Hadagali town in Bellary, Karnataka had tested positive for COVID 19 on 16th July. She, her son, daughter in law and grandson had tested positive and were treated at home. She may be the first centenarian who recovered from the virus in Karnataka state.
“The doctors have treated me well. Along with regular food, I was given an apple every day. The doctors gave me tablets and injections, and I am healthy now. COVID-19 is like a common cold,” Hallamma said while speaking to ANI.
According to the Health Department, the son works at a Bank and had contracted the virus and tested positive on 3 July. Later, other members of the family including Hallamma had tested positive on July 16th. After treatment, she tested negative on July 22nd. Hallamma took medication at home along with supplements and adequate water.
Last month a 97 year old man had recovered from the virus in Agra. Earlier in May, a 106 year old man had recovered in Delhi, becoming the oldest Indian patient to recover from the virus. Even though the virus has been disproportionately more mortal for elder people, in various cases across the country super senior citizens have beaten the virus and returned to the pink of health.
According to a study by Imperial College London, COVID-19 kills an estimated 13.4% of patients 80 and older, compared to 1.25% of those in their 50s and 0.3% of those in their 40s. This is mostly due to the presence of other chronic illnesses and also biological ageing and decline in immunity. This reduces the effectiveness of the bodies immune response and thus making COVID infections more severe and leading to death in many cases.
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