101-yr-old woman recovers from COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh

South India

A 101-year-old woman from Tirupati, P Mangamma, has recovered from COVID-19 and was discharged from Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) on Saturday.


Mangamma had been admitted to the isolation ward at SVIMS, which is part of the Padmavathi Medical College for Women, a state COVID-19 hospital. 

Mangamma is the oldest person in the state known to have recovered from COVID-19 so far.

Dr Ram, medical superintendent at the hospital, said that Mangamma was discharged from the hospital on July 25 after being cured. 

"Mangamma, who is 101 years old, had tested positive for coronavirus a few days back. She was admitted to SVIMS Sri Padmavati State COVID hospital isolation ward. The doctors, nurses, paramedical and sanitation staff at the hospital gave her the best medicare and she was cured," he said.

"Mangamma stands as an example for those who fear for life due to corona. At the age of 101 years, Mangamma stood brave and confident, and cooperated for the treatment and has now been discharged in a healthy state," he said.

Mangamma's family members have expressed gratitude towards SVIMS director Dr B Vengamma and the medical and other staff at the hospital.

In the past few days, the number of cases recorded on a daily basis has increased rapidly in the state.

On Saturday, the state tested 53,681 samples in total, of which a total of 7,813 samples tested positive for coronavirus. 

With this, the total number of active patients in the state has gone up to 44,431. Out of the total 88,671 cases that have been registered in the state so far, 43,255 people are known to have recovered from the disease. 

With inputs from Agency

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