Previously defeated the Spanish flu, meet the oldest woman to win the battle with Covid-19


Exactly 102 years ago, people also suffered a lot from Spanish Flu. It was a deadly influenza pandemic which was caused by H1N1 A virus. Spanish Flu is the deadliest one in the world’s history and lasted about 1 year.

The estimated confirmed cases were about 500 million people. Among them, about 17-50 million died form this influenza pandemic.

For those of you who don’t know, it’s called Spanish flu because Spain was hit hardest.

However, the world has to deal with COVID-19 now. From different sources, we heard about an 113 year old woman named Maria Branyas, that has been cured of coronavirus. She lives in the northeastern Spanish province of Girona.

From local media reports, we found out that Maria Branyas was the oldest person in Spain to defeat the virus after fighting it for several weeks.

After testing positive with Covid-19, she was quarantined in her home. But after a while she was tested again and it turned out negative. Branyas won the difficult battle.

Moreover, as a child, she overcame the Spanish flu, which caused the deadliest pandemic of the 20th century.

The Gerontology Research Group, a global group of researchers, claims that according to available data, Branyas is the world’s oldest person to have survived COVID-19.

According to doctors, the elderly with chronic medical condition are in the highest risk group. In addition, most of the time they are not able to recover from COVID-19. But fortunately, the 113-year-old managed to do so.

Spain currently has 268,143 cases with Covid-19, while the number of deaths from the virus is 26,744. A total of 177,846 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus.

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