106-year-old woman in Brandenburg recovers from coronavirus

106-year-old woman in Brandenburg recovers from coronavirus
File photo shows an older woman in a care home. Photo: DPA
A 106-year-old in Brandenburg is one of the oldest patients to have recovered from Covid-19.

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.

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“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.

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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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