Aerial panoramic photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows the interior of a cultural building complex dubbed
Aerial panoramic photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows the interior of a cultural building complex dubbed "Wuhan Livingroom", which is being converted into a hospital to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. Wuhan plans to convert three existing venues, including a gymnasium and an exhibition center, into hospitals to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the headquarters for the epidemic control said late Monday. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

A 91-year-old patient infected with the novel coronavirus has been cured in the city of Yichang, central China’s Hubei Province on Friday.

The patient surnamed Wang is the oldest cured patient infected with the virus in China so far.

“I am very happy to be cured,” said Wang. “I want to thank all the medical staff for their treatment and organizations at all levels for their concern and care.”

The patient was hospitalized in the third people’s hospital of Yichang on Jan. 23 and discharged from the hospital on Friday.

The patient’s case can not only provides a reference for the treatment of other patients, but also strengthen the confidence of primary-level medical institutions in the cure of elderly and severe patients, said Du Debing, deputy head of the hospital. Enditem

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