74-year-old woman declared dead from COVID-19 wakes up from coma (photo)

74-year-old woman declared dead from COVID-19 wakes up from coma (photo)

- A 74-year-old woman was reported dead from COVID-19 in Ecuador and ashes were sent to her family

- In a turn of event, the woman woke up from coma and the hospital realised it had made a mistake

- Alba Maruri's family is happy that she's alive but wants reimbursement for the cost of cremation

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Alba Maruri, a 74-year-old Ecuadorean woman who was declared dead from the coronavirus has been found alive, in a case of mistaken identity.

The septuagenarian's family was informed of her death in March and and was sent ashes, BBC reports.

YEN.com.gh gathers that on Thursday, April 23, three weeks after she went into coma in the hospital, the woman woke up and asked doctors to call her sister.

The hospital realised it had made a mistake and informed the family and apologised for the mix-up.

When the death of the woman was announced, her family was shown a corpse in the hospital morgue, but had to be kept at a distance because of the fear of contracting the deadly disease.

Maruri's family members are happy to learn that she is alive but wants reimbursement for the cost of cremation.

In other news, Senegal has adopted a novel approach to the fight against coronavirus by testing every citizen of the country either they show symptoms of the deadly disease or not.

The country has also developed one of the world's most affordable coronavirus testing kits, which costs $1 (N360.50) each, $60 (N2,163) 3D printed ventilators.

Senegal has one of the highest coronavirus recovery rates in the world. It has the largest recovery in Africa and the third in the world.

Low-cost ventilators produced in Ghana by Prof. Fred McBagonluri | #Yencomgh

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