Pune: 100-year-old woman wins battle against COVID-19

Akshay Badwe
Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Amid the cases are rising, a 100-year-old woman from the city became one of the oldest persons in the state to defeat the COVID-19

Pune: As the COVID-19 infection is spreading across the world, more instances of 90- and 100-year-old individuals surviving the contagion are surfacing. Pune which is a hotspot for the novel coronavirus is continuously witnessing a surge in news cases.

Amid the cases are rising, a 100-year-old woman from the city became one of the oldest persons in the state to defeat the COVID-19. She has proved that age is just a number when it comes to battling adversities, no matter how critical the circumstances.

According to the officials from the health department of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the centenarian was admitted last week along with four other members of the family in COVID Care Centre at Yerawada.

Dr Sangita Bharati, one of the doctors who treated her said that due to deteriorating of health after her oxygen saturation levels slipped, there were plans to shift her to another hospital. The 100-year old was on a liquid diet for a few days. However, the woman showed a great response to the treatment gradually. The woman was under observation of Dr Sangita Bharati and Dr Swati Mali.  The 100-year-old corona warrior hails from Chandannagar and had no major pre-existing illnesses except blood pressure. The woman was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Pune city reported 1,213 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday taking the total over 50,430. Pune also witnessed 33 fatalities in 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,215. 591 patients were discharged on Tuesday.  

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