Covid patient, 104, given standing ovation at hospital after beating virus twice

A 104-year-old woman received a standing ovation from hospital staff after beating Covid-19 for the second time in just under a year.

Medics lined the corridors to applaud Carmen Hernandez before she was discharged from San Rafael de Tunja University Hospital in Tunja, Colombia, on Monday.

She spent 21 days in the hospital intensive care unit after being admitted last month.

Ms. Hernandez was filmed on a carriage bed covered with ventilated plastic when around a dozen PSA employees clapped and waved her off.

The patient was originally diagnosed with Covid last June before being treated at the San Jose nursing home, where she has lived for 25 years.

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She was able to fight the virus, but although Hernandez was vaccinated in February of this year, she was unfortunately diagnosed with Covid-19 for the second time in March.

On Monday, Ms. Hernandez was taken back to her nursing home by ambulance.

Gina Gomez, a home health worker, said: “She is an elderly patient with excellent physical abilities because she was resistant to the virus for the second time.

Carmen Hernandez applauded hospital staff after beating Covid-19 for the second time

“Thank god she did very well and beat this virus.”

Yamit Noé Hurtado, said the director of the hospital Caracol radio : “Because of her advanced age, she is a hope for us.

“This woman managed to fully recover from the coronavirus on this first reinfection. We had to give [her] Help in the intensive care unit for 21 days. ”

The remarkable mother, who has a daughter aged 70, has also previously beaten aggressive skin cancer.


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