101-year-old South African Woman Recovers From COVID-19
There was jubilation at South Africa’s Tshwane District Hospital as 101-year-old Betty Mashiloane exited the medical facility after being cleared of the coronavirus.
The Tshwane District Hospital was designated as a specialist facility attending COVID-19 patients after the onset of the disease in South Africa last year.
Tshwane District Hospital acting chief executive Dr Sasha Nkusi said caring for Mashiloane as a patient until she beat the deadly virus was a landmark in the fight against the pandemic. Said Nkusi:
As management of Tshwane District Hospital, we are proud to have been trusted with confidence by the family.
Mama Mashiloane spent over a week in Ward Three where her family was constantly updated on her progress.
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She is so friendly and jovial despite her being in a hospital. Her spirit is positive and jovial.
Mashiloane’s daughter Maria Mahlangu, aged 61, could not hide her joy and expressed gratitude to the Tshwane District Hospital. She said:
I’m happy to be here to fetch my mother, the woman who gave birth to me. I am now aged 61 and I am her fifth child.
All her (Mama Betty’s) children are still alive, four women and one man.
I am excited because my mother, at the age of 101, has managed to survive COVID-19.
As a family, we are so happy that she is being discharged and we can clearly see that she is lively.
COVID-19 data from worldometer show that South Africa had recorded 1,625,003 coronavirus cases, 55,568 deaths and 1,531,993 recoveries as of 21 May 2021, 15:24 GMT.