Woman, 87, sings high school cheer as she recovers from COVID-19

An 87-year-old woman who is recovering from COVID-19 in a New Hampshire facility that was hit by an outbreak this month is not only doing well, but singing. Marion Delvecchio lives at The Residence at Salem Woods, one of the assisted living facilities where the state announced a coronavirus outbreak earlier this month.Her daughter, Toni Hand, said her mother tested positive for the virus April 14. Her symptoms included a fever, and she slept during most days. But a video posted on social media recently showed Delvecchio singing an old school cheer after getting her energy back.”I just was, like, ‘Oh my gosh,'” Hand said. “It just made my day. I think she might be finally out of the woods, and it’s been almost two weeks. She’s happy. She’s her old self.”While the assisted-living facility is restricting visitors, videos and pictures posted by the facility are reassuring Hand. She said that at one point, she feared her mother could die alone. “Just not being able to talk to your loved one or be near your loved one or touch them or hold them or reassure them is very scary,” she said.Delvecchio has not had another COVID-19 test, so Hand said she and her family are being cautiously optimistic.

An 87-year-old woman who is recovering from COVID-19 in a New Hampshire facility that was hit by an outbreak this month is not only doing well, but singing.

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Marion Delvecchio lives at The Residence at Salem Woods, one of the assisted living facilities where the state announced a coronavirus outbreak earlier this month.

Her daughter, Toni Hand, said her mother tested positive for the virus April 14. Her symptoms included a fever, and she slept during most days.

But a video posted on social media recently showed Delvecchio singing an old school cheer after getting her energy back.

“I just was, like, ‘Oh my gosh,'” Hand said. “It just made my day. I think she might be finally out of the woods, and it’s been almost two weeks. She’s happy. She’s her old self.”

While the assisted-living facility is restricting visitors, videos and pictures posted by the facility are reassuring Hand. She said that at one point, she feared her mother could die alone.

“Just not being able to talk to your loved one or be near your loved one or touch them or hold them or reassure them is very scary,” she said.

Delvecchio has not had another COVID-19 test, so Hand said she and her family are being cautiously optimistic.