The Osun state government Friday disclosed that an octogenarian widow had recovered from Coronavirus disease in the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, who disclosed this in a statement, said the 82-year-old widow was also suffering from hypertension before she was treated at the isolation centre, general hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo.
According to the statement, the patient was confirmed positive and admitted at the state isolation centre on May 13, 2020.
He said the patient who contracted the disease after contact with an infected person showed no symptoms of the virus before her sample was collected except for diarrhoea.
The statement read in part, “The story of the 82-year-old widow who recovered from the dreaded coronavirus provides a glimmer of hope, considering that she is an hypertensive patient on medication. Although when she arrived at our Isolation centre on May 13, she had no cough, difficulty in breathing, sore throat, fever or insomnia associated with the virus except for diarrhoea and we successfully treated her for it and she was stable all through the period of hospitalisation.
“On her ninth day on admission, we carried out a follow-up polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on her and the result came back negative and she was subsequently discharged on May 24, 2020. Furthermore, a follow-up at her home after her discharge revealed that she was stable.”