Maharashtra: 104-year-old man beats the coronavirus

Anandi Jha, a resident of Maharashtra, recently recovered from the novel coronavirus.

Maharashtra: 104-year-old man beats the coronavirus

The pandemic that has hit the country has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The rising number of cases, deaths, loss of family members, along with the absence of a normalized life that we were all used to. However, the silver lining in the cloud happens to come in the form of Anandi Jha, a 104-year-old who recently defeated the novel coronavirus.

Anandi Jha, a resident of Thane, Maharashtra, recently recovered from the contagious disease. He had earlier been admitted to the Vedant Hospital in Thane on June 23 and was treated for COVID-19 for 11 days. According to TOI, Anandi allegedly caught the infection from his son Mukesh who is a builder. Speaking to TOI, he stated, "After I got infected, all my family members including my father underwent the test. Three of my kids had a fever. Only my wife and nephew tested negative." Even though the age of Anandi had been a worry for his entire family after he contracted the disease, it comes as good news for all with his recovery. Mukesh, speaking to the media, stated that he along with his three children have been quarantined at home for 14 days as advised by the doctors.

Dr Mohan Bhanushali who treated Anandi at Vedant Hospital in conversation with Times of India said that the 104-year-old was having a fever while his oxygen level, blood pressure and other medical parameters were normal. While the entire family along with the neighbours are celebrating Jha’s recovery, officials from the Kalyan-Dombivli civic body said it was good news that a centenarian from the municipal limits had recovered and returned home. Such news brings hope and happiness in times of crisis amongst the people in the city.

Maharashtra on Sunday reported 6,555 fresh cases of coronavirus, the respiratory illness that has taken the world by storm. This takes the overall tally of confirmed cases to 2,06,619. That puts the state's figure ahead of Turkey's which, as per global coronavirus tracking portal worldometers, has 2,04,610 cases of the contagious disease.

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