90-year-old lady defeats COVID-19 in Iran

By: News Desk      Published: 11:24 AM, 3 May, 2020
90-year-old lady defeats COVID-19 in Iran

A 90-year-old woman from western Iran has defeated coronavirus (COVID-19) after three weeks of resistance to the deadly virus, doctors said on Sunday.

The senior citizen who lives in Iran’s Ilam Province was discharged from Mostafa Khomeini hospital, reported IRNA news agency.

Earlier, a 106-year-old patient from Qom, a 98-year-old lady from Mashad, a 97-year-old woman from Qom, an 89-year-old woman from Dezful as well as an 85-year-old woman from north of Iran have overcome the disease.

Iran has taken numerous steps to stop the spread of the disease, ranging from shutting down schools and universities to cancelling cultural and religious gatherings. It is also constantly disinfecting and sanitizing public places.

COVID19 kills 65 more in Iran

Head of Iran's Health Ministry's Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Saturday that 77,350 people out of a total of 96,448 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered while 6,156 have unfortunately succumbed to death.

Jahanpour said that 802 new affected cases have been detected since yesterday. Over the last 24 hours, 65 people died due to the deadly virus, he added.

The Iranian official noted that 2,787 cases are in critical condition. He went on to say that 484,541 tests have so far been carried out in Iran.

Iran has taken numerous steps to stop the spread of the disease, ranging from closing down schools and universities to cancellation of cultural and religious gatherings. It is also constantly disinfecting and sanitizing public places.