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Overcoming COVID-19 at 99 years-old in Guinea

Overcoming COVID-19 at 99 years-old in Guinea

WHEN Bagama Guehara walked out of Donka Hospital in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, on July 7 this year, leaning on a walking stick for support, she was met with rapturous applause from the medical staff and fellow patients. At 99, Guehara is the oldest person to have tested positive for COVID-19 in Guinea since the country’s first positive case was detected on March 13. Guinea has since recorded 10 344 infections and 65 deaths. The highest case fatality rate has been in patients over 60 years old, which made Guehara’s recovery all the more significant. “My family were very worried because…
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