Spain’s oldest woman Maria Branyas, 113, overcomes COVID-19 infection

Spain’s oldest person ,Maria Branyas, who lived through the flu pandemic of 1918-19, the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War has survived 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.

The supercentenarian survivor is lucky as  coronavirus predominantly kills older people, including 17 in one day at her own nursing facility last month.

The 113-year-old woman,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.

The retirement home in Spain where Maria Branyas has been staying released the statement, confirming she has recovered from the virus even though several other residents in the same retirement home died from the disease.

When an employee asks her for the secret of her long life, Branyas replies simply that she is lucky to enjoy “good health”

Ms Branyas married local doctor Joan Moret in 1931 and had three children, 11 grandchildren – one of whom is 70 years old – and 13 great-grandchildren.

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