103-year-old Chinese woman becomes oldest person to survive coronavirus

A 103-year-old Chinese woman is now officially the oldest person to beat the coronavirus. 

Zhang Guangfen fully recovered from the virus after a six-day treatment period at a Wuhan (the Chinese city from where it all started) hospital.

The lady recovered quickly thanks to having no underlying health issues apart from mild chronic bronchitis, her doctor, Dr. Zeng Yulan revealed to the media.

According to Chutian Metropolis Daily, Guangfen was diagnosed at Liyuan Hospital, Tongji Medical College, in Wuhan on March 1.

The newspaper published footage showing the lady being escorted out of the hospital to a ready ambulance by a group of hospital staff as she was discharged.

Elderly people and those with pre-existing conditions have a higher risk of developing the more life-threatening symptoms of the coronavirus.

Guangfen has become the oldest person to recover from the killer disease in the world – just days after a 101-year-old man also defeated the virus.

A 100-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s, hypertension and heart issues also recovered from the virus in Wuhan after being treated by military doctors.

The entire 11 million population of Wuhan has been in full lockdown since the end of January.

The virus has infected more than 80,700 people in China and killed more than 3,000.

New numbers from the National Health Commission on the spread of the virus showed 24 fresh cases across China, and 22 more deaths as of Tuesday, March 10.

All of the newest deaths occurred in Wuhan.

However the situation across the Hubei province continues to stabilize, with fresh cases on the decline. All 13 new Hubei cases were recorded in Wuhan.

We hope that this positive story has given you new hope on coronavirus situation.

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