- A 103-year-old woman in Iran has recovered after being infected with the new coronavirus.
- Overwhelming evidence puts that the elderly are most at risk of the disease.
- Centenarian has been discharged after making a complete recovery.
- A 91-year-old man recovered despite having pre-existing medical conditions including high blood pressure and asthma.
According to an article published in France24, in a surprise turn of events, a 103-year-old woman in Iran has recovered after being infected with the new coronavirus.
Centenarian beats coronavirus
Despite overwhelming evidence, the elderly are most at risk of the disease. The unnamed woman had been hospitalised in the central city of Semnan for about a week, IRNA news agency said.
But she was “discharged after making a complete recovery“, Semnan University of Medical Sciences head Navid Danayi was quoted as saying by IRNA late Tuesday.
Nonagenarian man makes a recovery
The woman was the second elderly patient in Iran to have survived the disease.
The other was a 91-year-old man from Kerman, in the southeast of Iran, the news agency said.
After being sick for three days, he recovered despite having pre-existing medical conditions including high blood pressure and asthma, it added.
The elderly are the most vulnerable to the disease, which first emerged in China late last year.
The World Health Organization this month estimated the novel coronavirus kills 3.4 percent of all those infected.
But for people aged over 80, the fatality rate was 21.9 percent, according to a report the WHO carried out with the Chinese authorities.
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