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106-year-old woman in Brandenburg recovers from coronavirus

A 106-year-old in Brandenburg is one of the oldest patients to have recovered from Covid-19.

106-year-old woman in Brandenburg recovers from coronavirus
File photo shows an older woman in a care home. Photo: DPA

The woman, who did not want her name to be published, was released on Tuesday, said the Oberhavel-Kliniken in Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Berlin’s neighbouring state, on Thursday.

“The patient has a very good general condition for old age, so that her immune system was able to successfully fight the virus with our support,” explained chief physician Harald Pannwitz to the Berliner Zeitung.

The 106-year-old was also reported to have been admitted to the Oranienburg clinic because of abdominal cramps and diarrhoea, but did not have any significant respiratory problems. However, when a test confirmed Covid-19, she was immediately placed in isolation.

READ ALSO: Covid-19: How serious is the situation in Germany's hospitals?

The clinic's internal department is pleased with the success of the treatment, and how calmly and professionally they handled it, said Pannwitz. 

“The staff of the entire department, but especially on the Covid-19 ward, have been working under difficult conditions for many months,” he said.

A few days ago, a 97-year-old woman from Bernau, Brandenburg was discharged from a Berlin clinic after a successful recovery from Covid-19. 

The woman from Bern had originally been taken to the hospital on suspicion of a stroke.

As of Friday, Brandenburg had reported 427 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, and 102.8 cases per 150,000 people in the past seven days. This puts it under the critical value of 150.

Neighbouring states Berlin and Saxony are reporting much higher values, or 220.1 and 210.1 respectively. 

Vocabulary

Released – entlassen worden 

Good general condition – guter Allgemeinzustand

Department – (die) Abteilung

Stroke – (der) Schlaganfall

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German Chancellor Scholz tests positive for Covid after Gulf tour

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has tested positive for the coronavirus and is displaying mild symptoms after returning from a tour of the Gulf, his spokesman said Monday.

German Chancellor Scholz tests positive for Covid after Gulf tour

The 64-year-old Social Democrat is isolating in his apartment in the chancellery, and will attend meetings online, spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said.

At the weekend, he visited Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar on a hunt for new energy sources after Russia cut gas supplies amid tensions over the Ukraine war.

He signed a deal Sunday for the UAE to supply natural gas and diesel to Germany.

READ ALSO: UAE to supply Germany with gas and diesel 

Meanwhile Interior Minister Nancy Faeser, also of the SPD, announced via Twitter on Monday that she had tested positive for Covid.

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