Jalna: An 86-year-old man with underlying health conditions has recovered from the COVID-19 disease and discharged from a hospital here in Maharashtra, an official said Wednesday. The 86-year-old man was admitted in Mission Hospital here 18 days ago. He was shifted to an isolation ward after he tested positive for coronavirus, said hospital superintendent CD Moses.
The senior citizen had comorbidies like blood pressure and a kidney disorder, Dr Moses said. He informed that the patient was put on ventilator for 12 days. He said the octogenarian was given anti-viral drugs, to which he responded well. He was discharged Tuesday.
Jalna district now has 822 active cases, with 74 more patients testing positive Wednesday, a health official stated.
However, this is not the first occasion when fairly old people have managed to beat the deadly virus. There have been many instances when patients who are over 90 years and also centenarians have managed to overcome the disease. It all depends on the physical condition of the patient. The recovery of such patients also depends on how quick the treatment starts, said a health official.