China: 98 year-old bishop recovers from Coronavirus

Mgr Joseph Zhu Baoyu bishop of Nanyang in southwest China is believed to be the oldest patient to have recovered from the coronavirus.

The 98-year-old pastor was diagnosed with Covid-19 pneumonia on February3. He has tested negative since 12 February and was given the all-clear on February 14.

Bishop Zhu was treated at the central hospital in Nanyang.

In addition to the virus he had other diseases such as arrhythmia and pleural effusions.The hospital said he was treated with a thoracic drainage catheter. The healing of Mgr Zhu was exceptional.

Doctors and epidemiologists say the coronavirus is usually fatal for older people and patients suffering from other diseases. Read more

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