A 113-year-old woman recovered from the coronavirus in Spain, AFP reported on Wednesday. Maria Branyas is believed to be the oldest person living in the country.
Maria Branyas, believed to be the oldest person in Spain, was reported to be battling coronavirus for weeks.
She tested positive for the virus in April, and has since recovered.
Branyas was born in Mexico on March 4, 1907, and currently lives in a care home in Olot, Girona.
Her recovery makes her the oldest person in the world to beat the virus.
Hi ha dates que es mereixen una celebració especial i avui és una d'elles perquè la persona més longeva d'Espanya, la Sra. María Branyas, que viu a la #ResidènciaTura d'#Olot compleix 113 anys al nostre costat! 🎂 Moltes felicitats María!!
— Atenció gent gran (@atenciogentgran) March 4, 2020
One of her daughters spoke to La Vanguardia about Maria’s recovery.
She said: “Now that she is well, she is wonderful, she wants to speak, to explain, to make her reflections, it is her again.”
Newsweek contacted the family account and learned more about her history, including her previous battles with pandemics.
She also survived Spanish flu, which afflicted people across the globe between 1918 and 1920.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Spanish Flu saw around 500 million infected worldwide, with at least 50 million estimated to have died.
The Gerontology Research Group reports that, according to the available information, Branyas is the oldest-known coronavirus survivor.
After reaching the age of 110, Branyas is part of a small group of people branded supercentenarians.