103-year-old woman survives coronavirus

103-year-old woman in Iran has recovered from Coronavirus in Iran on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Despite overwhelming evidence that the elderly are the most at risk from the Coronavirus, the 103-year-old woman who was hospitalized in the central city of Semnan for about a week has recovered, IRNA news agency said.

103-year-old woman survives coronavirus

Semnan University of Medical Sciences head Navid Danayi was quoted as saying by IRNA that she was “discharged after making a complete recovery.”

According to reports, she was the second elderly patient in Iran to have survived the disease, the other was a 91-year-old man from Kerman, in the southeast of Iran, the news agency said.

The World Health Organisation this month estimated the novel coronavirus kills 3.4 percent of all those infected.

But for people aged over 80 the fatality rate was 21.9 percent, according to a report the WHO carried out with the Chinese authorities.

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