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WATCH: 106-year-old woman leaves hospital to applause after beating Covid-19

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The great-grandmother battled the virus for just under three weeks and was discharged from hospital to applause from nurses and health workers.

London – A 106-year-old

great-grandmother, thought to be the oldest patient in Britain

to beat the novel coronavirus, was discharged from hospital to

applause from nurses and health workers.

Connie Titchen, from Birmingham, in central England, battled

the virus for just under three weeks and was given a clean bill

of health by medics at City Hospital.

“I feel very lucky that I’ve fought off this virus,” Titchen

said. “I can’t wait to see my family.”

As Titchen was wheeled out, the hospital’s masked health

workers lined the ward to clap her out. Titchen told health

staff she was looking forward to seeing her family and having a

good meal.

“I am hungry,” she said.

Titchen was born in 1913 when George V, grandfather of Queen

Elizabeth II, was on the throne. She was born before the Russian

revolutions of 1917, lived through both world wars and has now

survived Covid-19.

She was admitted to hospital in mid-March with suspected

pneumonia and diagnosed with Covid-19 soon afterwards. But she

battled the virus and won.

Granddaughter Alex Jones, 40, said Titchen had always been

physically active, though she does have a soft spot for

McDonalds occasionally.

“She has always cooked for herself too, although she likes a

cheeky McDonalds every now and then. I haven’t told her they are

closed,” said her granddaughter, Alex Jones, 40.

“I think the secret of her old age is that she is physically

active and very independent. She had a hip operation back in

December and within 30 days she was walking again. 

“She really is

amazing and I know all the family can’t wait to see her. She has

quite a few fans!”

Nurse Kelly Smith who looked after Titchen said: “It’s been fantastic to see Connie recover. She is amazing

and we’ve been doing our best to nurse her back to health.

“We were really pleased when she was given the all clear.

It’s nice to see patients leave our ward after having beaten

this virus.” 

Reuters

Connie Titchen, from Birmingham, battled the virus for just under three weeks and was discharged from hospital to applause from nurses and health workers. Video: Facebook / ITV Central