The model in Italy who made international headlines for the length of her coronavirus infection has now finally tested negative after 75 days.
Biana Dobroiu, 23, was considered patient number one in the city of Bologna in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna when she was hospitalised in the Sant’Orsola hospital on 28th February with a fever of 40.7 degrees Celsius and diagnosed with COVID-19 on the same day.
The model of Romanian origin underwent 11 coronavirus tests in total, seven which came back positive, two which were unclear and now she has finally tested negative twice after 75 days.
She had been discharged from hospital on 6th March but has had to agree to strict isolation.
She had continued testing positive throughout April and doctors saw her case as “almost unique”. The model will also have to undergo further checkups and controls by continuing to visit the hospital.
She wrote online: “I was told that they want to understand my case better. All I know is it was two months of hell, and what do I want to do now? Go for a walk, I cannot remember what it feels like.”
Speaking of being told she could leave she said: “It’s a unique emotion, I cannot believe it is true” adding “they were long days, doctors woke me up yesterday morning and said ‘Are you happy? you are negative!’ I jumped from the bed.
“It was a nightmare, those who have never lived like this with themselves cannot possibly understand. Now it is as if the days finally have meaning again.”
She added that “those two months taught me a lot in life” adding on her release “I was waiting for this day for a long time, it was a great joy and I was even in shock at going back to normal life, but finally it is over.”
She told local media: “I can finally say I beat coronavirus.”
According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University Italy has registered 219,070 cases of COVID-19 and 30,560 deaths.