FILE - Women and a man wearing face masks in Iraq - Reuters
CAIRO – 17 April 2020: A 107-year old coronavirus female patient in Iraq recovered and is in a good health, said the health directorate in Dhi Qar governorate in southern Iraq, while older people are at a high risk from the novel virus.
In a brief statement, the directorate said the woman tested negative for coronavirus.
It is not the first case in this age to recover from coronavirus. Two women in each of Turkey and Netherlands who were also 107 years old recovered.
Iraq has so far 1,434 coronavirus cases and 80 deaths, according to Worldometers, while 856 people recovered from the disease. Globally, over 2.2 million people were infected and more than 147,000 people died.
Iraq has evacuated hundreds of citizens stranded in other countries including in Egypt. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Monday said two exceptional flights took off from the Egyptian capital Cairo to the Iraqi capital Baghdad, evacuating 324 Iraqi nationals over coronavirus.