The daily COVID figures might be disheartening but if you look closely, there's always a ray of sunshine somewhere! For example, the story of a 110-year-old woman from Karnataka who recently recovered from COVID and is already back home.
According to reports, the 110-year-old woman, named Siddamma, was admitted in the hospital on 27 July.
In a rare instance, the woman recovered in just five days.
She was discharged on Saturday, 1 August and headed home for some healthy rest.
Siddamma's case is a matter of hope and inspiration because the elderly are considered to be at a higher risk if they contract COVID. A report by Hindustan Times said that Siddamma stays in police headquarters. She has five children, 17 grand children and 22 grand-grandchildren.
Post her recovery, Siddhamma was wheeled out of the hospital by the staff.
110 year old Siddamma from Burujanahatti at Chitradurga who tested covid positive earlier recovered and discharged from hospital. She has five children, 17 grand children and 22 great children.— Ashwini M Sripad (@AshwiniMS_TNIE) August 1, 2020
Video courtesy: @S27chandr1_TNIE@drharshvardhan @sriramulubjp pic.twitter.com/qEDOh6xowf
Here's a video of Siddamma with the hospital staff posted by a social media user.
110 year old Siddamma from Burujanahatti at Chitradurga who tested covid positive earlier.Recovered& discharged frm hospital.She has five children,17 grand children&22 great children @narendramodi @drharshvardhan @sriramulubjp @mla_sudhakar @DHFWKA @CovidKarnataka @VipinGaurnai pic.twitter.com/oOf6tfgxRM— Pramesh Jain (@prameshjain12) August 1, 2020
Across the country, we have seen several other elderly people recovering from COVID. In June a 97-year-old man recovered from coronavirus following treatment at a private hospital in Chennai. Krishna Murti was admitted to the Kuaveri hospital on 30 May. He complained of fever, cough and mild breathlessness.
(With inputs from Hindustan Times)
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