A WOMAN of 104 has become the oldest person in the world to survive the coronavirus.
Italian Ada Zanusso is on the mend after battling the deadly virus.
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Stunned doctors hailed his recovery as “great joy and a sign of good hope”.
Ada fell ill at her retirement home in Biella, northern Italy, on March 17.
The virus killed 20 other residents.
She was vomiting, had a fever and had trouble breathing and a hospital test confirmed that it was a coronavirus.
One of her four sons, Giampiero, said: “I suspected it was a coronavirus due to the number of cases in the nursing home.
“Unfortunately there have been a few deaths.
“But she has now recovered well and doctors believe she is the oldest person in the world to recover. “
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Ada also survived the Spanish flu pandemic from 1918 to 1920.
Her doctor, Carla Furno Marchese, added, “She is standing and not lying in bed and can walk to her chair.
“She has lost nothing of her lucidity and intelligence.
“His recovery is a great joy for us and a sign of good hope for all those who suffer in these difficult days. “
Two out of 103 women have already recovered – Zhang Guangfen, from Wuhan, China, and an anonymous Iranian woman.
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Grand gran Rita Reynolds of Liverpool is said to be the oldest Briton to fight, aged 99.
She fell ill last month and was diagnosed with coronavirus.
His family had been warned to expect the worst as his condition deteriorated.
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