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India's oldest COVID-19 survivor, wife discharged from Kerala hospital

A 93-year old man, India's oldest COVID-19 survivor, and his wife were discharged from the government Medical College Hospital.

Published: 03rd April 2020 08:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd April 2020 08:20 PM   |  A+A-

Old Couple

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By PTI

KOTTAYAM: A 93-year old man, India's oldest COVID-19 survivor, and his wife were discharged from the government Medical College Hospital here on Friday, days after they fully recovered, in what is being dubbed by the medical community as a "miracle cure", officials said.

Thomas Abraham and 88-year old Mariyamma have recovered after days of life-and-death battle against the deadly coronavirus since their admission to the hospital on March 9, officials said.

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"They are fine now. The decision to discharge them was taken after their latest sample test also turned negative for coronavirus," a state government official said.

The couple hailing from Ranni village in Pathanamthitta district had contracted the virus from their son, daughter-in-law and grandson who returned from Italy last month.

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