Elderly couple, 90 and 91, beat odds and recover from Covid-19

Elderly couple, 90 and 91, beat odds and recover from Covid-19

- An elderly couple has defied all odds by beating covid-19 after being hospitalised

- Neville and Iris Adams, were admitted to Netcare N1 City Hospital in Cape Town a week after each other and had no idea

- The couple fought the virus and were both discharged on the 1st of September with the hospital throwing a big send-off

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An elderly couple from Cape Town have defied all odds by beating Covid-19. Iris and Neville Adams, aged 90 and 91 respectively were admitted to Netcare N1 City Hospital without knowing about the other.

Neville Adams was admitted on 16 August and his wife Iris a week later on 21 August, both unaware that they were just a room away from each other. The couple were admitted with similar symptoms and both were initially dependent on oxygen.

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The couple were discharged together on the 1st of September. The hospital staff members as well as doctors worked together to give the couple an unforgettable send-off. Mrs Adams can be seen holding balloons in the picture the hospital shared.

Elderly couple, 91 and 90, beat the odds and recover from Covid
Mr and Mrs Adams were discharged from hospital after beating Covid-19. Source: Netcare N1 City Hospital / Facebook
Source: Facebook

In a media statement released by the hospital, Mr Adams was reportedly excited to go home.

One of the couple’s treating physicians, Dr Zia Els said:

"The multi-disciplinary treatment teams at the hospital have used a conservative approach regarding ventilation where possible for COVID-19 patients throughout the pandemic and have achieved excellent results and outcomes.”

In other inspiring news, Briefly.co.za recently reported that a pregnant woman who had coronavirus was gushing over her "angel" who helped her. Finding out that you've tested positive with the life-threatening coronavirus is scary. It does however become a million times scarier when you're nearly 35 weeks pregnant.

This is not something anyone would hope to go through, especially not alone. This is probably why when Palsa found out that she was positive with the deadly virus while 34 weeks pregnant, her world probably came crashing down.

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This is when, luckily for Palsa, she met someone who eased the burdens brought along by her positive Covid-19 test result. According to her ImStaying Facebook post, Palsa was hospitalised after she received her harrowing test results. She also had to spend 14 days isolated from the world, all while pregnant.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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