- A woman, Nicette Jorissen, has inspired worried South Africans with her story
- She revealed that her mother, who has diabetes, contracted Covid-19 and the family was so scared of what would develop
- However, the 89-year-old lady managed to recover fully from the disease and people are loving the story of hope
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The coronavirus has sparked fear in the hearts of many. With climbing infection numbers, more and more people are afraid of contracting the virus that has killed hundreds of thousands across the world.
However, one woman managed to give hope to South Africans online. Nicette Jorissen recently took to Facebook to reveal her elderly mother - who falls among high-risk individuals - tested positive for Covid-19.
Jorissen revealed her mother suffers from diabetes and resides in an assisted living home. She and 75 other people in the facility contracted Covid-19 but the 89-year-old was asymptomatic apart from experiencing a loss of taste.
In her post, Jorissen revealed her mother recovered in 14 days and has since tested negative.
Her post was captioned:
"I would like to share a positive experience. My 89-year-old mother, who has diabetes, lives in assisted living at Panorama Palms. She, along with many others, were diagnosed Covid-positive.
"There were 76 Covid positive patients altogether, which included both staff and residents. A Covid ward was set up there to which my mom went for 14 days. Her only symptom was lack of taste. Other than that completely asymptomatic.
"She didn't even know that she had the virus. After 14 days she went back to her room fully recovered. To date there are only four Covid-19 positive residents in the Covid ward there."
Take a look at the post below:
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Social media users were inspired by the story and they thanked Jorissen for sharing the good news.
Noeleen Crerar Zeeman commented:
"Thank you for sharing. It's wonderful to hear positive outcomes."
Eileen Eiky Maureen Schoeman wrote:
"Thank You Lord."
Ciske Dominique Momberg said:
"That is amazing, thankful for this very positive account! Very special."
Natalia Joynt Paizee added:
"Thank you so much for sharing this absolutely amazing story with us."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has updated the nation on the current statistics relating to the Covid-19 pandemic in SA.
In a statement issued on Sunday evening, the Health Ministry confirmed another spike in cases:
"As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 97 302 with 4 621 new cases identified."
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