“We continue to celebrate with our #COVID-19 patients when they get well enough to go home from our hospitals," the post read. “This celebration was extra special. Maude Burke is ... is the oldest COVID-19 patient we’ve been able to discharge. Her strength and determination are amazing, and we wish her well as she continues to recover. Thank you for being an inspiration, Ms. Maude!”
There have been many other reports of elderly people surviving the virus despite being in the age group that is the most vulnerable. According to the CDC, adults 65 and older are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness, and account for eight out of 10 deaths reported in the United States.