A 101-year-old woman has been discharged from the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital( OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, Osun State after recovering from COVID-19 infection.
The grandmother was on admission in a private hospital for treatment before the medics noticed she was showing some symptoms of COVID-19 like the acute onset of cough breathlessness, fever and malaise. She was then referred to the OAUTHC.
Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the teaching hospital, Prof Victor Adetiloye, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
Adetiloye, who did not reveal the name of the patient, said the institution has successfully managed 101-year-old woman with COVID-19, noting that it is a record-breaking achievement.
“She is a 101-year-old woman who initially presented at a private hospital in Ile-Ife with acute onset of cough breathlessness, fever and malaise. Symptoms started 8 days before presentation. The patient’s clinical condition worsened and this warranted a screening test for SARS CoV2.
“The result returned positive and she was subsequently admitted to the OAUTHC isolation centre on 30 January,2021 where she was subsequently managed. The total length of admission was twelve days.
He noted that her clinical condition gradually improved and she was discharged home on medications.
Prof Adetiloye disclosed that the hospital has managed 255 cases