Chengdu, China – Scrambled eggs with tomatoes – that’s the first dish coronavirus survivor Yangyang, 28, made for herself after being discharged from No 7 Hospital in Wuhan, in Hubei province – the epicentre of the outbreak in China.
“This is the first time I thought eggs were so delicious,” Yangyang wrote on social media. “All the other friends who are still fighting in the hospitals – I can’t wait to see you all very soon!”
After escaping what she describes as a near-death experience, Yangyang is now one of the estimated 14,000 people in mainland China who has beaten the virus.
Despite the number of infections reaching almost 75,000 on Wednesday, some reassuring news is finally emerging out of China – that a growing number of people can and do survive the illness.
On Monday, the World Health Organization chief, Tedros Adhanom, had also said that based on Chinese medical data, four out of five patients in mainland China have mild symptoms and are expected to recover.
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“I hope this trend offers people battling the disease across the country a beacon of hope and the courage to continue the fight,” Yangyang said.
However, there is still a mammoth gap between the rates of recovery in Hubei compared with other provinces.
In other Chinese provinces, the recovery rate has been steadily climbing to nearly 40 percent as of Wednesday, whereas the rate for Hubei is still below 15 percent.