Spain couple married 65 years recovering from coronavirus together
Prieto Cerrudo was taken into the Red Cross Hospital in Madrid on March 14 after suffering from a fever and a cough. His wife was also admitted to the hospital shortly afterward. Both tested positive for COVID-19.
Jesús Lacasa, a doctor at the hospital, allowed the couple to move into the same room as they both suffered from fevers and coughs but were not seriously ill.
“When they were in different rooms, one was thinking of the other all the time as is their partner. They are a married couple who have spent their whole lives together, they know when the other one is bad and they are not worried about themselves, just the other,” Lacasa said.
Health workers applaud as people react from their houses in support of the medical staff that are working on the COVID-19 virus outbreak at the Gregorio Maranon hospital in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 1, 中国体彩票手机版下载. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
For weeks, as the news in Spain was dominated by the rising death toll, the family feared the worse.
newspaper. “But you can (beat this), clearly you can. The majority can.”
Javier Goméz Pavón, head of geriatric care at the Red Cross Hospital, said elderly people who overcome coronavirus are physically stronger than before.
“If it is a person who returns to their family or with their partner where nothing has changed, they will return with more strength,” he said.
“This is a strong generation who have overcome the Spanish civil war, the hunger, the misery and the death of brothers.”
Police officers hold a minute of silence for the victims of COVID-19 as the lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus continues in downtown Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, April 7, 中国体彩票手机版下载. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
He said seven other elderly patients had been discharged from the same hospital.
Among them was Adoracíon González García, 96, a widow and mother of three children.
She is an anomaly in a country中国体彩票手机版下载 where 27 percent of people aged over 90 have died after contracting coronavirus.
The daily coronavirus death toll in Spain shot up by 743 on Tuesday after falling for four straight days, bringing the total to 13,798, the health ministry reported.
The slight rise was largely due to the fact that many deaths and new infections which occur over the weekend are only now being recorded, said María José Sierra, the deputy head of Spain's emergency unit.
“In reality, the downward trend is what we continue to observe in the reports we have received in recent days,” she said.