15 May 2020 23:56

A 100-year-old patient recovers from Covid-19 at Moscow university hospital

MOSCOW. May 15 (Interfax) - A 100-year-old patient diagnosed with coronavirus infection has recovered after receiving treatment at the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, the university's press service said.

"A unique patient was discharged from the Covid-19 hospital of the Sechenov University on May 15, 2020. Healthcare professionals from coronavirus ward No. 4 of the university's Clinical Hospital No. 2, which is headed by Sergei Yefetov, have managed to cure Boris Andreyevich Novikov, a Great Patriotic War veteran, of coronavirus infection. He turned 100 in March 2020," the press service said in a statement seen by Interfax.

Novikov was admitted to the infectious ward in serious but stable condition with double pneumonia and has been receiving treatment for two weeks. He tested positive for the new coronavirus. His treatment was quite complicated and required the application of a combination of therapeutic approaches, it said.

Novikov has been discharged from hospital to continue his recovery and stay two weeks in quarantine at home. The patient still has some residual abnormalities in his lungs, which should go away in a few months, it said.

The Federal Medical-Biological Agency (FMBA) reported earlier that its female patient recovered from the coronavirus infection and was discharged on her 100th birthday.

"Pelageya Mikhailovna Poyarkova was discharged from the Center for Brain and Neurotechnologies of the Russian Federal Medical-Biological Agency, which has been repurposed for patients with the new coronavirus infection, on May 13, 2020, the day she turned 100," the Federal Medical-Biological Agency said in a report issued on Wednesday.

Poyarkova was Russia's first patient discharged after recovering from coronavirus who has turned 100, the report said.

She was receiving treatment in hospital when a woman in her ward turned out to be coronavirus-positive. Poyarkova was brought to the Center for Brain and Neurotechnologies of the Russian Federal Medical-Biological Agency with confirmed Covid-19 and relevant symptoms. She received complex conservative therapy, the FMBA said.

"Pelageya Mikhailovna was born in Moscow. She lost her husband in the Great Patriotic War and she was left with a young baby. Pelageya Mikhailovna now lives with her daughter and son-in-law," the FMBA report said.