A 104-year-old Italian woman has recovered from coronavirus – making it the oldest survivor in the world, according to a report.
There is Zanusso tested positive for a potentially deadly bug after falling ill in March at a nursing home in Biella where 20 elderly residents have died, according to the Sun..
Zanusso – who also survived the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 – “is now recovering well,” one of his four sons, Giampiero, told a British newspaper.
“Doctors think he is the oldest person in the world to recover,” he said – only beating a person A recovering American veteran in time to celebrate his 104th birthday.
His doctor, Carla Furno Marchese, told the British newspaper that Zanusso “did not lose clarity and intelligence” against diseases that made him vomit, have fever, and had difficulty breathing.
“He is awake and not lying in bed and he can walk to his chair,” Marchese said.
“His recovery is a great joy for us and a sign of good hope for all who suffer in these difficult days,” the doctor said.
Earlier this month, Oregon World War II veteran William “Bill” Lapschies “was thought to be recovering 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 – also reportedly survived the infection.