Wuhan: A 100-year-old Chinese man has fully recovered from the novel coronavirus, making him the oldest known patient to beat the deadly virus, state media reported on Sunday. Also Read - Coronavirus: China Reports 27 New Fatalities, Lowest Rise in Cases Since Jan; WHO Calls For Robust Measures
According to Xinhua, the centenarian patient, who marked his milestone birthday last month was discharged on Saturday from a hospital in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak. Also Read - 34 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases: How Virus Came to India Via Iran, Italy While All Eyes Were on China
He was admitted to Hubei’s Maternity and Child Health Care hospital on February 24. Apart from the flu-like respiratory disease, the elderly patient had Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension and heart problems. Also Read - Over 70 Trapped as China Hotel Used as Coronavirus Quarantine Collapses
He underwent 13 days of therapy and was treated using antiviral medication, convalescent plasma therapy and traditional Chinese medicine, according to the report.
The elderly man was then cleared along with more than 80 other patients Saturday to leave the hospital.
China has reported more than 80,000 cases and at least 3,000 deaths, mostly in the Hubei province.