101-year-old grandma recovers from COVID-19 in Osun

Surprisingly, a 101-year-old grandmother who contacted COVID-19 has been discharged from Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State after she recovered from the deadly virus.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that 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 onset of cough breathlessness, fever and malaria before she was transferred to OAUTHC.

This was contained in a statement released by the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Ile-Ife, Prof Victor Adetiloye, on Thursday to newsmen.

Prof Adetiloye, who did not reveal the name of the patient, said the institution has successfully managed 101-year-old woman with COVID-19, noting that it is a record-breaking achievement.

“She is a 101-year-old woman who initially presented at a private hospital in Ile-Ife with acute onset of cough breathlessness, fever and malaise.

“Symptoms started 8 days before presentation. The patient’s clinical condition worsened and this warranted a screening test for SARS CoV2.

“The PCR result returned positive and she was subsequently admitted to the OAUTHC isolation centre on 30/01/2021. The relevant findings on admission included poor oxygen saturation (SpO2 90% on oxygen), lethargy, altered sensorium, neutrophil leukocytosis and hypokalemia.

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