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100-year-old woman recovers from COVID-19 in Surabaya

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 30, 2020   /   05:03 pm
100-year-old woman recovers from COVID-19 in Surabaya A senior citizen at the Rumoh Seujahtra Geunaseh Sayang nursing home in Banda Aceh, Aceh, poses while wearing a mask to prevent COVID-19 transmission on May 1. (Antara/Irwansyah Putra)

A 100-year-old woman in Surabaya, East Java, has recovered from COVID-19 after spending a month in the hospital.

The woman, identified as Kamtin, was the country’s oldest COVID-19 patient.

She came down with a fever and cough on April 13 before being admitted to the Porth Health Centre (PHC) Hospital in Surabaya on April 20 and undergoing a swab test a day later. On April 28, doctors told her she had tested positive for COVID-19.

She was allowed to return home on May 17 after doctors declared her free of the disease.

“She recovered because she was disciplined in maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa said on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com.

Read also: COVID-19 kills elderly, haunts the young in Indonesia

Kamtin’s family members have self-isolated after having had direct contact with her.

According to Indonesian health authorities, as of Saturday, the 60-and-above age group accounted for 15 percent of total COVID-19 cases and 44 percent of deaths.

The Health Ministry had recorded a total of 25,773 COVID-19 confirmed cases nationwide as of Saturday, with 1,573 deaths and 7,015 recoveries. East Java has been one of the hardest-hit regions across the archipelago, with 4,613 confirmed cases. (dpk)