(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A 107-year-old woman from Turkey has beaten coronavirus, becoming the second Covid-19 patient of the same age to recover from the illness.
Havahan Karadeniz was admitted to a hospital in Istanbul a week ago after experiencing symptoms of the virus. She recovered from the illness and was discharged on April 13.
She was suffering from a cough and a high fever when she was tested for coronavirus and admitted to the Istanbul Education Research Hospital. A week later she had overcome the virus and was applauded by medical workers as she was wheeled out of the hospital by her grandson.
Havahan is thought to be one of the oldest patients in the world to beat the virus, after 107-year-old Dutch woman Cornelia Ras made a recovery last week. Cornelia contacted the virus on March 17, the day after her 107th birthday, after attending a church service with other residents of her nursing home on Goeree-Overflakkee, an island in the southwest of the country. She was told by her doctors last Monday that despite the odds she had beaten the infection.