110yo Beats COVID After 26 Days In Hospital

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash

A 110-year-old woman in Morocco has become one of the oldest coronavirus survivors in the world after winning her battle with the disease after 26 days in hospital.

The unnamed woman was being treated at the Hassan II University Hospital Center in the city of Fez in the Fes-Meknes administrative region in northern Morocco after testing positive for COVID-19.

The 110-year-old reportedly contracted the virus from her son and has now tested negative for COVID-19 in two consecutive tests.

The woman has left the hospital and has become the oldest person to recover from the virus in Morocco and one of the oldest in the world.

The oldest recorded survivor is 113-year-old Spaniard Maria Branyas who recovered whilst in the Santa Maria del Tura care home where she lives in the city of Olot, in the eastern Spanish province of Girona in the Catalonia region.

While 111-year-old Juana Zuniga recently survived after being infected at the Hogar Italian (Italian Home) care home where she lives in the commune of Nunoa, in the central Chilean region of Santiago.

The supercentenarian’s recovery comes after a two-month-old baby also survived the virus in the same hospital in Fez.

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Morocco has suffered 7,807 cases of COVID-19 and 205 related deaths.

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Alex Cope

I am a senior writer and editor of the Golders news agency specialising in sports news from around the world.

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