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100-year-old Chinese man recovers from coronavirus

Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
March 09, 2020 14:57 IST

A 100-year-old Chinese man has fully recovered from the novel coronavirus, making him the oldest known patient to beat the deadly virus, state media reported on Sunday.

IMAGE: Tourists wearing masks visit Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. Photograph: Reuters

According to Xinhua, the centenarian patient was discharged on Saturday from a hospital in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.

He was admitted to Hubei's Maternity and Child Health Care hospital on February 24.

 

Apart from the flu-like respiratory disease, the elderly patient had Alzheimer's, hypertension and heart problems.

He underwent 13 days of therapy, which included treatment with anti-viral drugs, plasma transfusions, and traditional Chinese medicine.

China has reported more than 80,000 cases and at least 3,000 deaths, mostly in the Hubei province.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
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