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.
Havahan 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.
The 107-year-old said: ‘The hospital is good, the men are good. Well, I will tell everyone.’
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 fell ill on March 17, the day after her 107th birthday, Dutch newspaper AD reported, 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.
Turkey has registered 4,093 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, pushing the total to 61,049.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on his Twitter account on Monday that Turkey’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 1,296, with 98 additional fatalities.
A total of 1,786 people are in intensive care, including 1,063 intubated patients, Koca said. At least 3,957 people have recovered.
Koca noted that the number of cases recorded Monday was fewer than in previous days despite an increase in the number of tests conducted.