MADRID (VINnews) — A 113-year-old woman in Spain’s northeastern province of Girona has recovered after contracting COVID-19.
Local media reported Monday that Maria Branyas, the oldest person in Spain, beat the virus after battling it for several weeks. After testing positive, Branyas was quarantined in a room at her nursing home and later tested negative for the virus. Two other people at the nursing home died from the outbreak.
Additionally, when she was a child, she beat the Spanish flu, which caused the deadliest pandemic of the 20th century from 1918-1920.
“Now that she’s OK, she’s wonderful, she wants to talk, explain, give her perceptions, its her again,” her daughter wrote on Twitter.
Branyas was born in Mexico in 1907, moved to San Francisco two years later and then arrived in Catalonia, Spain during World War I with her father, a Spanish journalist. She had 3 children, the eldest of whom celebrated his 86th birthday recently, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The Gerontology Research Group, a global group of researchers, claim that according to available data, Branyas is the oldest person in world who has beat COVID-19.
Spain currently has 227,436 coronavirus cases, while the country’s death toll from the virus stands at 26,744. A total of 137,139 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus.