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3-year-old toddler beats COVID-19 in Turkey

3-year-old toddler beats COVID-19 in Turkey

A 3-year-old toddler in Turkey has beaten the novel coronavirus.

He was discharged from hospital on Tuesday (April 21) in the southern province of Hatay after 15 days of treatment.

He was admitted to Hatay Mustafa Kemal Research and Training University Hospital with symptoms of high fever and cough.

Dr. Cigdem El at the Department of Child Health and Diseases told Anadolu Agency Video News: “He needed respiratory support for 3 days, but he responded very quickly to our treatments. We also screened other members of the patient’s family for preventive measures. Our tests tested negative on the family. ”

The hospital will continue monitoring the child for four weeks, said El.

The family was overjoyed their son has recovered from the deadly illness.

“We feel good. We came here about 15 days ago due to a high fever illness. Now we are discharged. I’d like to thank Mustafa Kemal Pasa University, our state and all health professionals,” said the young boy’s father.

Turkey has so far registered nearly 91,000 coronavirus cases whereas the death toll is currently 2,100. More than 13,400 people have fully recovered from the disease, and 1,909 people are receiving treatment at intensive care units.