Corona virus killed hundreds of people across the country including Karnataka. Millions of people got affected. Sharnaiah, 103, a resident of Indiranagar, Bengaluru, is also one of those who got corona infection. After coming to Kovid positive, he did not panic at all. He even had trouble breathing but still did not get worried. The BBMP took him to the Kovid Care Center on Primrose Road. From here he was transferred to ESI Hospital.
Sharnaiah returned home on 22 but remained in the hospital for 20 days before that. Similarly, a couple from Sandur taluk Tumbarguddi village of Ballari district bravely fought against Corona. 103-year-old Erana and 101-year-old Eramma were kept in home isolation. Erana and Eramma turned Kovid positive on 17 May. He was looked after by his grandson Dr T Bharat Kumar.
Kovid-19 mortality rate among 100+ 5 percent
Health department officials said that the elderly couple was not only admitted to the hospital but also kept in constant contact with the warroom. The couple was monitored by the village task force committee and health workers visited their homes every day.
According to the state’s warroom data, only seven of the 140 people over the age of 100 died as of June 7. The mortality rate among those over 100 is 5%.
The will to live seen in the elderly
Sharnaiah’s grandson Roshan R said that his grandfather was taken to the care centre. On May 2, his report along with two other family members also came positive. He had cold, cough, fever, chest pain and his oxygen level dropped to 79 per cent. He said, ‘That was the peak of the epidemic, but we got a bed in the CCC. My grandfather needed oxygenated beds and was further shifted to ESI Hospital, Indiranagar. He had the will to live.
Good recovery seen in elderly
Geriatrician Dr. Anoop Amarnath, a member of the state’s important support group for COVID treatment, said that there was a good recovery among the elderly. This indicates that their immunity is strong.