COVID-19: 102-year-old woman is Singapore's oldest coronavirus survivor

Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home. (PHOTO: Facebook/Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home)
Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home. (PHOTO: Facebook/Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home)

SINGAPORE — Singapore’s oldest COVID-19 patient, 102-year-old Yap Lay Hong, has been discharged from Tan Tock Seng Hospital on Friday (1 May).

She was among 16 residents at the Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home who caught the coronavirus about a month ago.

On Friday, Lee Ah Mooi put up a post on its Facebook page saying that it is welcoming it residents back to the old folks’ home.

“Today is a day of happiness as we welcome home our residents who fought hard to recover and overcome the COVID-19 virus,” it said in the post.

“They were discharged from the hospitals and are now resting well at the Home. We thank the heroic and selfless efforts of our frontline healthcare colleagues who nursed them back to health.”

According to The Straits Times, a Lee Ah Mooi administrator said that one 96-year-old resident remains in hospital, but she is in stable condition.

Two Lee Ah Mooi residents, both 86 years old, had died from the virus. There are 15 COVID-19-related deaths recorded in Singapore so far.

Yap is among the oldest survivors of COVID-19 around the world. The oldest person to survive the coronavirus is Cornelia Ras, a 107-year-old woman in the Netherlands, who recovered in about 20 days.

According to The Straits Times, Yap has five children, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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