97-Year-Old Woman in South Korea Fully Recovers From Coronavirus, Becomes Country’s Oldest Surviving Patient

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A 97-year-old South Korean girl has totally recovered from the coronavirus, turning into the oldest particular person within the nation to outlive the an infection.

South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday that officers mentioned the aged girl had left quarantine and returned house after making a full restoration from COVID-19, the illness attributable to the novel coronavirus. Although the lady’s id was not revealed, she is from the southeastern metropolis of Cheongdo, which is close to to Daegu, the epicenter of the Asian nation’s outbreak.

Despite South Korea’s proximity to China and an early surge in confirmed circumstances of the virus, the nation has finished a powerful job in curbing the unfold of the pandemic. Although South Korea found its first case the identical day because the U.S., the Asian nation mobilized shortly to broaden testing and isolate the contaminated.

97-Year-Old Woman in South Korea Fully Recovers From Coronavirus, Becomes Country's Oldest Surviving Patient
People carrying face masks stroll via an alleyway in Seoul, South Korea, on March 24. ED JONES/AFP/Getty

Now, two months later, South Korea reported simply 104 new circumstances of the virus on Thursday, bringing the overall quantity to 9,241, in accordance with the nation’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the previous two weeks, the variety of new circumstances has hovered round 100 and even decrease. Only 132 folks have died from the virus in South Korea up to now.

Meanwhile, the pandemic has exploded within the U.S., with almost 70,000 confirmed circumstances. More than 1,000 folks have died from COVID-19, whereas 619 have recovered. Health consultants have criticized the federal authorities’s response to the disaster, noting that the U.S. was sluggish to roll out testing and didn’t take enough steps to trace and isolate these contaminated.

Although older individuals are extra prone to dealing with critical problems and dying from COVID-19, there have been quite a few stories of very aged people making full recoveries. Even a centenarian in China, in addition to one in Iran, have made full recoveries, in accordance with native media stories.

Last week, Iranian media reported {that a} 103-year-old girl had made a full restoration after being hospitalized with the virus within the central metropolis of Semnan. A 91-year-old within the Persian Gulf nation had beforehand recovered from the virus within the metropolis of Kerman.

Earlier in March, Chinese media reported {that a} 100-year-old man had recovered from COVID-19 and was discharged from a hospital in Wuhan after being handled for 13 days. He had simply celebrated his 100th birthday in February, proper earlier than contracting the virus.

Globally, there are actually greater than 463,000 confirmed circumstances of coronavirus. More than 117,000 of these folks have already recovered, whereas simply over 22,000 have died. The largest variety of confirmed circumstances continues to be in China, the place the virus was first arose.

But Italy and the U.S. are catching up quick and are anticipated to surpass the Asian nation in confirmed circumstances within the close to future. The World Health Organization warned earlier this week that the U.S. is turning into the brand new international epicenter for the outbreak.