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Osun: 101-Year-Old Woman Survives COVID-19



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The Chief Medical Director of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Victor Adetiloye, has claimed a 101-year-old woman survived COVID-19.

Naija News reports that Adetiloye disclosed this in a statement to newsmen on Thursday.

According to the CMD, the old woman was first taken to a private hospital in Ile-Ife, Osun State, after she developed cough, fever and breathlessness but was later transferred to OAUTH after she tested positive for COVID-19.

He said: “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 eight days before presentation. The patient’s clinical condition worsened and this warranted a screening test for SARS CoV2. The PCR result returned positive and she was subsequently admitted to the OAUTHC isolation centre on 30/01/2021.

“The relevant findings on admission included poor oxygen saturation (SpO2 90% on oxygen), lethargy, altered sensorium, neutrophilic leucocytosis, and hypokalemia. She was subsequently managed with intravenous antibiotics, supplemental oxygen, high dose multivitamins, zinc sulphate, potassium supplementation, subcutaneous clexane and low dose intravenous dexamethasone.

“She was closely monitored as regards vital signs, especially the oxygen saturation, pulse, blood pressure and blood glucose. She was cautiously anticoagulated and subsequently mobilised on wheel chair.”

“At discharge, she was stable with oxygen saturation at 97 percent, and other vital signs were within normal limits,” he added.

“She was discharged home on medications and counselled on the need to observe all the non-pharmacological preventive measures against COVID-19.

“The total length of admission was 12 days, and she was discharged into the warm embrace of her children and other close relations.”

This online newspaper reports that the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday evening, 10th February 2021, confirmed 1,131 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.

The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 142,578 which includes 116,947 discharged cases and 1,702 deaths.