98-Year-Old Chinese Woman With Heart Failure Beats Coronavirus

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A 98-year-old woman from China was discharged from a makeshift hospital after making a full recovery from 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Hu Hanying, and her 54-year-old daughter, only identified by her surname Ding, were transferred to the Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital in Wuhan, a city in Hubei province, China where the outbreak reportedly started, according to state media Xinhua.

 

“She had a high fever with burns on her skin when she came in,” a medic told The Beijing News.

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Upon arriving at the hospital, the elderly patient was reportedly diagnosed with severe lung infections and heart failure, but her condition gradually improved after receiving round-the-clock care and a series of anti-virus treatment.

Hu was then allowed to leave the hospital on March 1. The elderly patient is now being regarded as the oldest critical patient to ever recover from the virus — the previous record-holder was 96 years old, Daily Mail reported.

“We didn’t think we would make it,” Ding told the Chinese media.

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“Her recovery will bring confidence to other patients who are still under treatment,” Wang Xinghuan, who is in charge of the hospital, told reporters.

Feature Image Screenshot via The Beijing News

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