A 95-year-old Italian woman has just recovered from the deadly coronavirus disease, making her the oldest known woman in Italy to recover.
The woman identified as Alma Clara Corsini made a full recovery from Covid-19 without the need for antiviral treatment after her body showed a “great reaction” to the disease, doctors say.
The grandmother was taken to hospital on 5 March after showing signs of the illness but has already returned to her home in Fanano, Modena, after a remarkable recovery.
According to Italian media, Ms Corsini’s health improved without ‘antiviral therapy’ with the pensioner telling Italian newspaper Gazzetta Di Modena:
“Yes, yes, I’m fine. They were good people who looked after me well, and now they’ll send me home in a little while.”
Ms Corsini has even been discharged from hospital now and returned to her home but during her hospital stint she became the ‘pride of the staff’.
Italy has banned any movement inside the country and closed all non-essential business in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
It seems the measures are beginning to work because a small town in the north of the country has managed to reduce the number of new cases to zero.
Vo’ Euganeo, in the province of Padua, Veneto, was put on lockdown after it recorded the country’s first death earlier this year.
All 3,300 residents in the town were cut off from the rest of Italy and underwent tests – whether asymptomatic or not – to see if they had contracted the deadly disease.
The Governor of the Veneto region ordered that everyone in the town was tested twice – the first time ahead of the lockdown and a second just two weeks later.
Three percent of inhabitants were positively identified as having the novel coronavirus and then put in isolation.