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.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.

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