103-Year-Old Chinese Woman Recovers from Coronavirus in 6 Days (+Video)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A 103-year-old grandmother has recovered from the coronavirus following six-day treatment in Wuhan.
The centenarian, Zhang Guangfen, was discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon, the Daily Mail reported.
She is so far the oldest coronavirus patient to recover in China and two years older than the previous record-holder, 101.
Ms Zhang was cured within less than a week because "she did not have many underlying health conditions," her doctor Zeng Yulan told the local press.
A video shows the former patient being escorted out of the hospital by a group of medical workers.
The grandmother was diagnosed with the deadly disease on March 1 at Liyuan Affiliated Hospital of Tongji Medical College in Wuhan, Hubei Province of central China.
She was in critical condition and could barely communicate with the medics when she was admitted to the hospital.
The nurses took turns to spoon-feed the patient and change diapers for her, said a matron, Liao Zhenhui, to local media Chutian Metropolis Daily.
Ms Zhang gradually recovered after being given round-the-clock care and nutrition therapy sessions, Liao added.
"The grandmother loved being complimented by the nurses," the matron continued.
"She would smile and nod every time after I told her she looked pretty."
Another centenarian who was infected with the coronavirus just after his 101st birthday has recovered after spending a week in hospital.
The former patient, known by his surname Dai, was discharged last week from Wuhan Third Hospital.
China has been encouraging its citizens to resume to normal after the country has seen a steady decline in its new cases.
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Wuhan yesterday for the first time since the city emerged as the center of the coronavirus epidemic in January - a major sign that Beijing believes the outbreak is under control.
The timing of Xi's visit indicates that China is ready to declare victory over the health crisis, which has killed at least 3,158 people in the nation and 4,325 worldwide, according to experts.
Globally, the novel coronavirus has infected nearing 120,000 people with a dozen of countries battling the worst outbreaks, including Italy, Iran and South Korea.