This 104-year-old Italian woman just kicked coronavirus’ ass
An Italian woman aged 104 has recovered from coronavirus — making her the world’s oldest known survivor, according to a report.
Ada Zanusso tested positive for the potentially deadly bug after falling ill on March in a nursing home in Biella where 20 elderly residents have died, according to The Sun.
Zanusso — who also survived the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 — has “now recovered well,” one of her four sons, Giampiero, told the UK paper.
“The doctors think she is the oldest person in the world to recover,” he said — just beating an American veteran who recovered in time to celebrate his 104th birthday.
Her doctor, Carla Furno Marchese, told the UK paper that Zanusso “lost none of her lucidity and intelligence” fighting the disease that left her vomiting, feverish and struggling to breathe.
“She is up and about and not lying in bed and she can walk to her chair,” Marchese said.
“Her recovery is a great joy for us and a sign of good hope for all that are suffering in these difficult days,” the doctor said.
Earlier this month, Oregon World War II veteran William “Bill” Lapschies was “considered recovered from COVID-19” just in time to celebrate his 104th birthday last Wednesday.
Two 103-year-old women — one in China and the other in Iran — have also reportedly survived infections.
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