An 82-Year-Old Hypertensive Woman Recovers From Coronavirus In Osun

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An 82-Year-Old Hypertensive Woman Recovers From Coronavirus In Osun

Dr Rafiu Isamotu, the State Commissioner for Health has confirmed the recovery of an 82-year-old woman who recovered from the coronavirus disease in the state.

The commissioner confirmed this news in a statement on Friday in Osogbo, against the belief that infected elderly people with chronic diseases cannot survive COVID-19.

Isamotu, who confirmed the woman’s recovery in a statement in Osogbo, said the woman, who was hypertensive, recovered from the virus after receiving treatment for nine days at the isolation and treatment centre in Asubiaro General Hospital, Osogbo.

He said that the woman, a widow, was confirmed positive and admitted into the facility on May 13.

According to him, the octogenarian recovering from COVID-19 beats the odds as elderly people with chronic diseases are the highest risk group because, most of the time, they are unable to recover from the disease.

Isamotu said: “The story of the 82-year-old widow provides a glimmer of hope, considering that she is a hypertensive patient on medication.

“Although, when she arrived at our isolation centre on May 13, she had no cough, difficulty in breathing, sore throat, fever or anosmia associated with the virus, except for diarrhoea.

“We successfully treated her for it and she was stable all through the period of hospitalisation.

“On her 9th day of admission, we carried out a follow-up polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on her and the result came back negative and she was subsequently discharged on May 24.

“Furthermore, a follow-up at her home after her discharge revealed that she was stable.”

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