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98-Year-Old Indian-Origin Woman Beats COVID-19, Returns Home In UK

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98-Year-Old Indian-Origin Woman Beats COVID-19, Returns Home In UK


98-Year-Old Indian-Origin Woman Beats COVID-19, Returns Home In UK

In hospital 98-year-old Daphne Shah was diagnosed with Covid-19 (Representational Image)

London:

A 98-year-old Indian-origin woman has pleasantly surprised her doctors and family after beating Covid-19 to return to her home in Scotland within days of her hospital admission.

Daphne Shah, who turns 99 in July, was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee with a high temperature, persistent cough and breathing difficulties last Thursday.

In hospital, she was diagnosed with Covid-19 but recovered speedily and was back home with her pet dogs by Monday.

“My son is looking after me now. I’m feeling reasonably well now, but I don’t want to say too well. Having a celebratory party in July sounds like a great idea,” Kochi-born Daphne Shah told her local ‘Dundee Courier” newspaper.

Daphne Shah’s recovery even found a special mention in the coronavirus update press conference conducted by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, as an “inspiring and very welcome good news story” for the week.

“I often, as I have done today, talk about those who have lost their lives from this virus but in these really tough times it is important we don’t lose sight of good news so I want today to pass on my very best wishes to Daphne Shah,” Ms Sturgeon said.

“Daphne is 98 years old and she has been receiving treatment for Covid-19 at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. Note that I said she ‘has been receiving treatment. Daphne has now recovered from this virus and she is back at home.”

Ms Sturgeon added that Daphne Shah’s recovery is a reminder that even in dark times there is always light and hope.

When the ambulance was taking her away from her home near the city of Perth in Scotland, her son Wes feared the worst. But he is now thrilled to have his mother back home after being kept updated on her progress at Ward 11 in Ninewells Hospital with four calls a day.

“They are a fantastic outfit and they will do everything they can for you. It’s unbelievable. As soon as this is all over, the first place I will go is to Ward 11 to thank everybody,” she said.

World

14,96,106Cases
10,69,854Active
3,36,808Recovered
89,444Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 184 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 14,96,106 and 89,444 have died; 10,69,854 are active cases and 3,36,808 have recovered as on April 9, 2020 at 5:21 pm.

India

5,865 591Cases
5,218 504Active
478 67Recovered
169 20Deaths
In India, there are 5,865 confirmed cases including 169 deaths. The number of active cases is 5,218 and 478 have recovered as on April 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases
Mumbai496
Pune131
Mumbai Suburban65
Thane31
Sangli24
Ahmednagar20
Nagpur16
Aurangabad8
Latur8
Palghar7
Raigad6
Satara5
Yavatmal4
Buldhana4
Osmanabad4
Hingoli2
Ratnagiri2
Washim1
Sindhudurg1
Nashik1
Amravati1
Kolhapur1
Jalna1
Jalgaon1
Gondia1
Details Awaited*294

1135 117

946 71

117 38

72 8

DistrictCases
Chennai152
Coimbatore59
Dindigul44
Tirunelveli38
Erode32
Tiruchirappalli30
Ranipet28
Tiruppur27
Namakkal27
Madurai24
Karur23
Theni22
Chengalpattu19
Thoothukudi16
Villupuram16
Cuddalore13
Thiruvallur12
Thiruvarur12
Salem11
Virudhunagar11
Thanjavur11
Nagapattinam11
Tiruvannamalai9
Kanchipuram7
Vellore6
Kanniyakumari6
Sivaganga5
Tirupattur4
The Nilgiris4
Ramanathapuram2
Kallakurichi2
Ariyalur1
Details Awaited*54

738 48

709 45

21 2

8 1

DistrictCases
South170
Central99
North64
New Delhi55
Shahdara53
South West23
West18
South East17
East15
North East14
North West10
Details Awaited*131

669 93

639 93

21

9

DistrictCases
Hyderabad168
Nizamabad26
Warangal Urban23
Medchal Malkajgiri16
Nalgonda13
Jogulamba Gadwal12
Ranga Reddy12
Adilabad10
Kamareddy9
Karimnagar8
Mahabubnagar8
Suryapet8
Sangareddy7
Jagitial4
Vikarabad4
Medak4
Bhadradri Kothagudem4
Nirmal4
Nagarkurnool2
Mulugu2
Jangoan2
Peddapalli2
Siddipet1
Mahabubabad1
Jayashankar Bhupalapally1
Details Awaited*91

442 15

400 15

35

7

DistrictCases
Gautam Buddha Nagar37
Agra13
Meerut12
Lucknow8
Ghaziabad7
Varanasi4
Baghpat2
Pilibhit2
Ghazipur2
Shamli1
Moradabad1
Jaunpur1
Kheri1
Kanpur Nagar1
Bulandshahr1
Bareilly1
Details Awaited*316

410 67

375 61

31 5

4 1

DistrictCases
Jaipur67
Jodhpur29
Bhilwara23
Jhunjhunu18
Tonk11
Churu7
Ajmer5
Bikaner5
Dausa5
Dungarpur5
Bharatpur4
Kota3
Jaisalmer3
Alwar3
Nagaur2
Pali2
Pratapgarh2
Dholpur1
Sikar1
Banswara1
Udaipur1
Details Awaited*185

383 55

359 55

21

3

DistrictCases
Kurnool42
Spsr Nellore23
Krishna12
Visakhapatnam11
Guntur10
Y.s.r. Kadapa9
West Godavari7
Chittoor6
Prakasam4
Anantapur3
East Godavari2
Details Awaited*219

348 43

338 42

6 1

4

DistrictCases
Kasaragod139
Kannur47
Ernakulam22
Thiruvananthapuram15
Pathanamthitta14
Malappuram11
Thrissur10
Idukki8
Kozhikode7
Palakkad6
Kollam5
Kottayam3
Wayanad3
Alappuzha2
Details Awaited*53

345 9

260

83 13

2

DistrictCases
Indore101
Bhopal42
Morena12
Jabalpur7
Ujjain7
Barwani3
Khargone3
Chhindwara2
Gwalior2
Shivpuri2
Vidisha1
Details Awaited*77

259 30

243 27

0

16 3

DistrictCases
Bengaluru Urban58
Mysuru34
Bidar10
Chikballapur10
Uttar Kannad10
Belagavi7
Dakshin Kannad7
Ballari6
Kalaburagi6
Bagalkot5
Bengaluru Rural5
Udupi4
Mandya3
Davangere2
Gadag1
Tumakuru1
Kodagu1
Dharwad1
Chitradurga1
Details Awaited*9

181 6

148 2

28 3

5 1

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad76
Surat18
Bhavnagar13
Gandhinagar12
Vadodara12
Rajkot9
Patan5
Porbandar3
Mahesana2
Kachchh2
Gir Somnath2
Panch Mahals1
Anand1
Sabar Kantha1
Jamnagar1
Chhotaudepur1
Morbi1
Botad1
Details Awaited*18

179 14

138 11

25

16 3

DistrictCases
Gurugram33
Faridabad14
Palwal13
Nuh10
Ambala4
Panipat4
Sirsa3
Bhiwani2
Panchkula2
Hisar1
Kaithal1
Karnal1
Rohtak1
Sonipat1
Details Awaited*79

169 22

137 21

29 1

3

DistrictCases
Srinagar25
Bandipora12
Badgam8
Jammu5
Udhampur4
Rajauri3
Baramulla2
Pulwama2
Shopian2
Details Awaited*95

158 42

150 40

4

4 2

DistrictCases
Kolkata31
Howrah10
Medinipur East7
Nadia5
Kalimpong5
Hooghly4
Jalpaiguri4
24 Paraganas North3
24 Paraganas South3
Purba Bardhaman3
Paschim Bardhaman2
Darjeeling1
Medinipur West1
Details Awaited*24

103 4

82 1

16 3

5

DistrictCases
S.a.s Nagar23
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar18
Amritsar10
Hoshiarpur6
Jalandhar6
Ludhiana5
Mansa5
Ropar3
Fatehgarh Sahib2
Pathankot2
Sas Mohali1
Moga1
Barnala1
Patiala1
Faridkot1
Kapurthala1
Details Awaited*15

101 10

89 9

4

8 1

DistrictCases
Khordha31
Bhadrak3
Cuttack2
Jajapur1
Kalahandi1
Kendrapara1
Puri1
Details Awaited*2

42

39

2

1

DistrictCases
Patna5
Munger4
Saharsa2
Begusarai1
Lakhisarai1
Nalanda1
Siwan1
Details Awaited*24

39 1

38 1

0

1

DistrictCases
Dehradun13
Udam Singh Nagar4
Nainital3
Almora1
Pauri Garhwal1
Details Awaited*13

35 4

30 4

5

0

DistrictCases
Golaghat9
Marigaon4
Nalbari4
Goalpara3
Cachar1
Dhubri1
Hailakandi1
Kamrup1
Karimganj1
Lakhimpur1
Kamrup Metro1
South Salmara Mancachar1

28 1

28 1

0

0

DistrictCases
Chandigarh18

18

11

7

0

DistrictCases
Kangra3
Details Awaited*15

18

15

2

1

DistrictCases
Leh Ladakh11
Kargil2
Details Awaited*1

14

4

10

0

DistrictCases
Details Awaited*13

13 9

13 9

0

0

DistrictCases
North And Middle Andaman7
South Andamans3
Details Awaited*1

11 1

11 1

0

0

DistrictCases
Raipur4
Bilaspur1
Durg1
Rajnandgaon1
Details Awaited*3

10

1

9

0

DistrictCases
North Goa5
South Goa1
Details Awaited*1

7

7

0

0

DistrictCases
Mahe1
Details Awaited*4

5

4

1

0

DistrictCases
Imphal West1
Thoubal1

2

1

1 1

0

DistrictCases
Aizawl1

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases
Gomati1

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases
Details Awaited*1

1

1

0

0

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