113-Year-Old Spanish Woman Beats Coronavirus

The overwhelming evidence may prove that Coronavirus is significantly more lethal among the older population, but one centenarian in Spain has defied the odds to become the oldest person in the world to defeat the deadly virus.

At a remarkable 113 years of age, Maria Branyas has officially beat COVID-19 after being diagnosed with the virus in April.

Maria, who was born in San Francisco before moving to Spain, had been isolated in her care home room following the diagnosis, before finally testing negative.

The mother-of-three resides in Olot, which is situated in the eastern Spanish province of Girona.

Almost 27,000 lives have been claimed by the virus so far in Spain, although the country’s strict lockdown laws have been lifted slightly over the last couple of weeks, following a consistent drop in the rate of infections and fatalities.

Unbelievably, Maria did not report any symptoms while carrying the virus, which is incredibly unusual for a person of her age, with many over 80s suffering severe symptoms and hospitalisation due to the weakness of their immune systems.

Maria was born on 4th March, 1907 in San Francisco. Her father was a journalist from Pamplona, who had moved to the United States for work, after a brief stop in Mexico. Branyas later lived in the Spanish cities of Barcelona, Banyoles, Girona, Calonge i Sant Antoni and Palol de Revardit, all in Catalonia.

She married Joan Moret, a doctor, in 1931 and had three children. She now has 11 grandchildren, one of whom is 70. She is also a great-grandmother 13 times over.

There are several other cases of people over the age of 100 who have recovered from Coronavirus around the world, with 107-year-old Dutch woman Cornelia Ras, 104-year-old American man Bill Lapschies and 103-year-old Zhang Guangfen from Wuhan in China all sending the deadly disease packing.

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