Jalna: According to the Union Health Ministry report, a 107-year-old woman in central Maharashtra’s Jalna district, near Aurangabad, has not only recovered from COVID-19, she did it in just 10 days and within weeks of undergoing a spine surgery.
Archana Bhosale, district civil surgeon, told PTI that “She had recently undergone a spine surgery and when she tested positive for the virus, her age was a major challenge in her recovery.”
The novel coronavirus is known to severely impact and impeded the recovery of the elderly, those with co-morbities and immunocompromised individuals.
The medical history say that this centenarian is not the only senior member of her family to have overcome the odds posed by the highly contagious virus. Her daughter, 78, and son, 65, had also tested positive, as had her two grandchildren, aged 27 and 17.
They were all discharged on Thursday, after being hospitalised on August 11 for COVID-19, Dr Bhosale added.
Speaking to media, the centenarian woman’s son said before heading home that “We had lost all hope. We survived because of the dedication shown by the medical staff…it is nothing short of a miracle.”
According to the official data, of the 7,311 people who died of coronavirus in Mumbai, 6,071 were above 50 years of age.
India reported 983 Covid deaths today and 68,898 new coronavirus cases, taking its total to 29 lakh.