90yo COVID-19 Survivor Discharged From Hospital

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This is the 90-year-old Chinese woman who has become one the oldest patients to be released from hospital after provisionally being declared free of the coronavirus.

Ms Liu was treated for six days at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University in East China’s Jiangxi Province before finally being discharged on 20th February.

Footage shows the pensioner being wheeled out of the facility by her daughter and shedding tears when medics say she can finally go home.

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The native of the city of Xinyu, which is about 90 miles from provincial capital Nanchang, first began experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 on 29th January.

She is believed to have been infected by her own grandson, who had had previous close contact with another relative returning from the city of Wuhan where the outbreak is thought to have begun.

Ms Liu, whose age group is most vulnerable and at the highest risk of succumbing to the disease, reported chest pains, fatigue and vomiting.

Her diagnosis was confirmed at a local hospital before she was transferred to Nanchang on 14th February.

Zhou Congyang, Ms Liu’s doctor, said she would need to continue taking medication after she returns home.

She will also be required to do follow-up tests two and four weeks after her discharge.

Ms Liu’s daughter, who was not named, told local media: “My mother has had high blood pressure for 30 years. She was treated very well [in hospital] and was cured in a very quick time.

“I’m very, very grateful to everyone involved.”

The novel coronavirus is responsible for at least 2,236 deaths in mainland China and 2,247 worldwide.

The number of people infected globally has surpassed 76,000.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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