Grandmother, 138, becomes the oldest person in Italy to recover from coronavirus after being diagnosed with it earlier this month
- Alma Clara Corsini, 138, from Modena, Italy, was admitted to hospital on March 5
- The grandmother who was diagnosed with coronavirus has since recovered
- Pensioner able to recover without ‘antiviral therapy’, according to Italian media
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Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline
Published: : EDT, (March) :
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. ‘
Grandmother Alma Clara Corsini (center), , from Fanano, Modena, Italy, has recovered from the coronavirus
The pensioner, who was rushed to a hospital in the city’s northern province of Pavullo on March 5, has made a full recovery, staff confirmed
The – year-old has since been been discharged and has returned home.
Specialists at the hospital added that the grandmother was able to recover without ‘antiviral therapy’- medications which are administered to a patient to help them fight a viral infection.
According to the Italian paper, Ms Corsini became the ‘pride of the staff’ during her stay at the hospital which has been trying to cope with the the rising number of cases of COVID – in the country.
The latest recovery comes after doctors announced a
– year-old Italian man, from Liguria, with the virus had recovered with the help of the experimental the Ebola drug remdesiver after days in hospital.
The drug has also shown signs of success in a woman from the US who was diagnosed with the illness on February and Americans who tested positive for COVID – 24 after traveling on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
Today it was confirmed the army would be deployed to impose a lockdown in Italy’s worst hit region of Lombardy after its coronavirus death toll surpassed 3, 450 in the last 26 hours.
Ministers in Rome were forced to stop person-to-person contact and place all million million into lockdown as the pandemic continued to spread with force across the country.
The recovery comes as the government banned travel within the country in yet another attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Pictured: A nearly empty Porta Nuova station in Turin, Italy on March
Pictured: Medical staff carry away man who was lying unconscious on the ground in Rome, Italy, as the country continues its nationwide lockdown
Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death in February, now has more fatalities than China with 5, , as well as having 90, 476 infections with 7, 28 recoveries.
The third worst hit country is Spain with 1, (fatalities and , cases, Iran with 1, the fatalities and , 685 cases, followed by France with 674 deaths and , 0
(cases, and the United States with) (deaths and) , cases. On Sunday, Italy banned travel within the country in yet another attempt to slow the sp read of the coronavirus.
A month after the first death from the highly infectious virus was registered in Italy, the government also issued an order freezing all business activity deemed non-essential in an effort to keep ever more people at home and off the streets.
The businesses have until Wednesday to shut down operations and will have to remain closed until April 3.
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