COVID-19: 99-year-old woman beats disease just in time for 100th birthday
- A 99-year-old woman identified as Maude Burke has survived the dreaded coronavirus
- Burke, who is from Georgia, US, battled with COVID-19 for seventeen days at the Phoebe Putney Health Systems in Albany, Georgia
-The 99-year-old woman was discharged from the hospital just in time for her 100th birthday
While the novel coronavirus has claimed thousands of lives, Maude Burke of Georgia is one of the many blessed survivors.
After a 17-day battle with the dreaded COVID-19, Burke gets to celebrate her very special birthday, happy and healthy.
Madam Burke will be turning 100 years and there couldn’t have been a better birthday gift after recovering from coronavirus.
According to Krcrtv.com, Phoebe Putney Health Systems in Albany, Georgia, disclosed that Burke is the oldest coronavirus patient discharged at the health facility.
Staff gave her a standing ovation as she was wheeled through the facility.
Phoebe Putney Health Systems further said Burke’s strength and determination helped her pull through. It took her 17 days to beat the virus.
Burke has been discharged just in time for her 100th birthday.
See the video clip of hospital staff giving her an ovation as she was being wheeled through the facility.
In other news, two lovers that stay in different countries have devised a means of seeing each other despite border closure by Denmark and Germany over COVID-19.
Karsten Tüchsen Hansen is an 89-year-old retired farmer while his lover Inga Rasmussen is an 85-year-old former caterer.
They both meet at the Mollehusvej border crossing to chat, joke and drink while maintaining a modicum of social distance by sitting down a yard or two apart on either side of the border.
Karsten, who meets his lover every day, said: “We’re here because of love. Love is the best thing in the world.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian restaurant owner in New York, Jonathan Adewunmi, died of COVID-19 complications.
Adewunmi, who owned Amarachi restaurant in Brooklyn, was a pillar of New York’s African community.
He helped create a unique space for people to congregate while enjoying good food and hospitality. Adewunmi, who was referred to as Uncle Jonathan, was a mentor to young people following in his footsteps.
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