Man, 93, becomes oldest Indian to beat coronavirus

Sun Online Desk

1st April, 2020 04:22:18 printer

Man, 93, becomes oldest Indian to beat coronavirus


A 93-year-old Indian man has become the country's oldest patient to survive the coronavirus infection, doctors say.

The man and his 88-year-old wife both recovered after testing positive about a month ago, and will be discharged in a few days, hospital officials said.

The couple lives in the the southern state of Kerala, and were infected by their daughter and son-in-law, who returned from Italy, BBC reported.

India has reported 1,590 active cases of Covid-19 as of Wednesday, worldometer reported.

Forty-five people have died of the infection, while 148 have recovered, according to the health ministry.

The elderly couple's recovery has made headlines across the country, and has been hailed by medical professionals since both also suffered from age-related problems. The man also had hypertension and diabetes - underlying conditions which have proved to be fatal in so many cases across the world.

Dr RP Renjin, who was part of the team that treated the couple at the Kottayam Medical College Hospital, said they were quite difficult and irritable when they were first admitted to hospital three weeks ago.