Major breakthrough in fight against COVID-19, as the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, Prof Victor Adetiloye, has disclosed that the institution has successfully managed a 101-year-old woman with the virus.

Adetiloye, who disclosed this in Ile-Ife, yesterday, said it had never happened in Nigeria that a coronavirus patient of that age survived the infection.

He said: “This woman was admitted and treated at the private hospital for malaria, but when the condition worsened, she was screened for COVID-19 and tested positive and she was later referred to our isolation centre.”

“She was in a state of comma, placed on oxygen when she was admitted, but thank God for our professionals that successfully revived her.”

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He commended the Federal Government, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Ministry of Health for their support and for producing the facilities and drugs needed for the patients.

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