101-year-old woman survives COVID-19 in Osun


It is often believed that aged people, particularly those with underlining ailments, are prone to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

But, a 101-year-old grandma has been successfully treated and discharged from Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State, after she recovered from the virus.

The grandma was on admission in a private hospital for treatment before the medical personnel of the hospital noticed she was showing some symptoms of COVID-19 like the acute cough, breathlessness, fever and malaise warranting her transferred to OAUTHC.

Chief Medical Director (CMD), Ile-Ife, Prof. Victor Adetiloye, who stated these in a statement, did not reveal the name of the patient, noting that the woman’s recovery was a record-breaking achievement.

He noted that her clinical condition gradually improved and she was weaned off oxygen six days after admission and at discharge. She was stable with oxygen saturation at 97 per cent and other vital signs were within normal limits.

Adetiloye also said she was discharged home on medications and counselled on the need to observe all the non-pharmacological preventive measures against COVID-19.

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