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Connie Titchen, Britain’s oldest coronavirus survivor
Connie Titchen, Britain's oldest coronavirus survivor

Connie Titchen, Britain’s oldest coronavirus survivor

Connie Titchen was applauded by staff as she left Birmingham’s City Hospital on Tuesday, after three weeks.

Retired shop worker Ms Titchen, from the city, was admitted in mid-March with suspected pneumonia, the hospital said.

She said: “I feel very lucky that I’ve fought off this virus.”

In a statement released by Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Ms Titchen said she could not “wait to see” her family.

The trust said it believed Ms Titchen was Britain’s oldest patient to overcome coronavirus.

Alex Jones described her grandmother as someone who bounced back from anything, adding: “She has had a really active life. She loved to dance, cycle and play golf.

“She has always cooked for herself too, although she likes a cheeky McDonald’s every now and then. I haven’t told her they are closed.

“I think the secret of her old age is that she is physically active and very independent.

“She had a hip operation back in December and within 30 days she was walking again.”




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