A 107-year-old Turkish woman becomes the second at this age to survive coronavirus

A 107-year-old Turkish woman has beaten coronavirus. She became the second COVID-19 patient of this age to recover from the disease. 

A week ago, after experiencing severe symptoms of the virus, Havahan Karadeniz was admitted to an Instanbul hospital. The 107-year-old woman managed to recover from the vicious illness and was discharged from the hospital on Monday, April 13th, as reported by Mail Online.

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After suffering from a harsh cough and a high fever, Havahan was tested for coronavirus. When she tested positive for COVID-19, she was admitted to the Istanbul Education Research Hospital. Only a week later, she had overcome the virus. Medical workers were astonished by the woman’s quick recovery and applauded her on her way out of the hospital.

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The coronavirus survivor shared she wants to tell everyone about her healing.

“The hospital is good, the men are good. Well, I will tell everyone.”

At the remarkable age of 107, Havahan became one of the oldest patients in the world to beat the virus, after the 107-year-old dutch woman Cornelia Ras recovered from COVID-19 last week.

On March 17, only a day after her 107th birthday, Cornelia fell ill, as reported by the Dutch newspaper AD. She was attending a church service with other residents of her nursing home on Goeree-Overflakkee, an island in the southwest of the country. Despite the odds, last Monday doctors told Ras that she had beaten coronavirus.

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By April 14, Turkey has a total of 61,049 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 1,296 deaths. On Monday, Fahrettin Koca, Turkey’s health minister, announced on his Twitter account that the country’s COVID-19 fatality toll rose to 1,296, with 98 additional deaths.

Currently, 1,786 people are in intensive care, while 1,063 are intubated patients, as Koca reports. Nearly 4,000 people have already recovered from the novel illness. Turkey’s health minister pointed out that despite an increase in the number of tests conducted, the number of cases recorded on Monday was fewer than in previous days.

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