101-year-old recovers from Covid-19 and is discharged from hospital

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​A hospital in Zuid-Holland today had a moment to celebrate an uplifting story in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic when it authorized the discharge of a 101-year-old woman who recovered from the respiratory illness Covid-19. The woman was kept in isolation at Ijsselland Ziekenhuis for about the past ten days after she entered the medical center complaining of a shortness of breath.

Once at the Capelle aan den IJssel hospital she tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, the virus that causes Covid-19. But on Tuesday the woman, who resides in her own home at an assisted-living facility, was allowed to return.