By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The National Institute for Public Health Research (INSPI) in Ecuador is now reporting 112,906 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the first case was confirmed in the country on February 29.
More than 80,000 patients have recovered to date and 6,537 people died.
In Loja province, health officials report that a 105-year-old woman has recovered from the disease.
Esther de Jesús managed to defeat COVID-19, in the Paltas canton, Loja province. Her recovery restores hope to the doctors who treated her, including Dr. Johanna Caraguay.
“Overcoming this battle is a great joy and an illusion for everyone. You are a warrior, ”the specialist said through tears as she gave the good news to Doña Esther.
The older adult recovered at home under the care of the family and health professionals from District 11D03, who constantly visited her or communicated by phone to find out her health status.
According to the health professional, Doña Esther faced the symptoms of COVID-19 in a stable way for almost 30 days despite other previous health problems. So it was not necessary to hospitalize her.
“The first thing we did as a family was to keep calm and put biosecurity measures into practice (use of a mask, hand washing and isolation inside the house),” commented his granddaughter, Meriann Toledo.
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