114-year-old man recovers from Coronavirus in Ethiopia

114-year-old man recovers from Coronavirus in Ethiopia

A man, Aba Tilahun Woldemichael reportedly 114-year-old has recovered from Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ethiopia.

According to the man’s family, he is 114 even though hr has no birth certificate to confirm his age.

Woldemichael was treated at Yeka Kotebe hospital and according to Dr. Hiluf Abate from the hospital, he tested positive for the virus when a random screening process took place in his neighbourhood in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Speaking with BBC, the doctor stated that within four days of his admission to the severe coronavirus ward in Yeka Kotebe hospital, Aba Tilahun’s condition deteriorated as the virus took hold and he was put on oxygen.

He however spent 14 days at the hospital, and was treated with oxygen for more than a week.

“It’s really incredible that he survived being so old and we are happy that he has been discharged.”

Although Yeka Kotebe hospital said they could not confirm that its patient is 114 years old, but the medical team says he is definitely older than 100 and has estimated that he is 109.

Aba Tilahun Woldemichael who has been discharged from the hospital,is now being taken care of at home by his 24-year-old grandson Binyam Lulseged Tilahun.

Mr. Binyam added that his grandfather is healthy and doing well despite his age, but the after-effects of the virus had weakened his voice.

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