A Georgia woman was discharged from the hospital after beating coronavirus right before her birthday. But this wasn’t just another ordinary birthday, it’s about to be her 100th birthday!
That’s right, according to the hospital system, Maude Burke is the oldest COVID-19 patient to be discharged from Phoebe Putney Health System in Albany, Georgia.
In the video below, the hospital staff applauds Burke as she was wheeled out of the hospital.
Atlanta CBS affiliate reported that in honor of her leaving the hospital in good health, the hospital staff all lined the hallway and cheered her on as she left to go home.
The video of Maude leaving the hospital has been viewed nearly 120,000 times on the hospital’s Facebook page.
“Her strength and determination are amazing, and we wish her well as she continues to recover,” the hospital said. “Thank you for being an inspiration, Ms. Maude!”
Maude isn’t the only three-digit survivor of this pandemic. Back in early March 2020, a 100-year-old Chinese man fully recovered from the coronavirus, making him the oldest known patient at the time to pull through the deadly illness, Wuhan media reported.
The man also suffered from other underlying health issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension and heart failure, which make it even harder for patients to recover according the health officials.
In the media report, he was treated using antiviral medication, convalescent plasma therapy and traditional Chinese medicine. The 100-year-old man was then cleared to leave the hospital.
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