Elderly coronavirus survivor applauded by her Cornwall care home staff as she leaves isolation

An elderly coronavirus survivor has been applauded by staff at her Cornwall care home as she left isolation.

86-year-old Rosemary left the isolation ward at St Martin’s in Camborne on Friday [May 1].

Rosemary, who wants to keep her surname private, had tested positivefor coronavirus when she first arrived at the home 21 days ago.

She had previously been discharged from hospital following treatmentfor a non-virus related condition.

Her symptoms were not serious and she is now out of isolation.

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Jill Pugliese, St Martin’s deputy manager, said “We were all delighted. She’s a lovely lady and I’m sure she enjoyed all the one-to-one pampering she got."

"She’s joined the other residents in the main part of the home and says she’s going to miss being the sole centre of attention.

“She’s a great character and we’re so happy she’s going to be okay.”

The home is run by Cornwall Care, a registered charity which operates 16 homes across the county.

Each home has a designated isolation area which is used when two or more residents test positive for Covid-19.

The group said it had seen comparatively few confirmed cases, with only a quarter of its homes having to put their well-rehearsed coronavirus plans into action.