113 year old woma, the oldest woman in Spain, Maria Branyas, has survived the Coronavirus disease.
Maria Branyas ‘ recovery from the coronavirus was confirmed in a statement from her retirement home which also stated that several other residents in the same retirement home died from the disease.
Branyas’ daughter Rosa Moret said her mother was “in shape, wanting to talk, to explain, to reflect, she has become herself again”.
Maria Branyas, who was born in the US, became infected in April at the Santa Maria del Tura care home in the eastern city of Olot, where she has lived for the past 20 years, and fought the respiratory illness off in isolation in her room.
“She survived the disease and is doing fine,” a spokeswoman for the residence told AFP, adding Branyas had only displayed mild symptoms.
“She feels good now, she took a test last week and the result was negative,” the spokeswoman said without giving further details.
Branyas, a mother of three, was isolated in her room for weeks, with only a single employee in protective gear allowed in to check on her, according to Catalan regional television TV3, which broadcast images of the centenarian.
In the video Branyas can be heard calling the staff at the residence “very kind, very attentive”.
When an employee asks her for the secret of her long life, Branyas replies simply that she is lucky to enjoy “good health”.
Branyas lived through the flu pandemic of 1918-19, the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and 2020’s Coronavirus pandemic.