102-Year-Old Italian Woman Has Recovered From Coronavirus After Hospitalization

Italica Grondona, a 102-year-old woman, recovers from the coronavirus infection after a short hospital stay in the Northern Italian city of Genoa.

Italica has made an unlikely recovery from coronavirus, which has killed many people younger and healthier than her.

Her recovery is a ray of hope for older adults battling the illness in a country where the average age for people who have died from the viral infection is 78.

Corona virus close up | Photo: Getty Images

Corona virus close up | Photo: Getty Images

It has also earned her a particular name from the workers who looked after her — Highlander-the immortal. The survivor was admitted to the hospital at the beginning of March due to mild heart failure but was also found to have coronavirus symptoms, and so she was tested for the virus.

The test came out positive, but she was not treated extensively. Her situation amazed the doctors, so they proceeded to dig deeper:

"We got serological samples; she is the first patient we know that might have gone through the 'Spanish flu' since she was born in 1917."

Grondona left San Martino hospital on the 26th of March and has since been in an old people's home. Her nephew, who spoke to CNN, thinks that her lifestyle might have played her big role in the recovery, but he does not know much about it. He said

"I don't know what her secret is, but I know she is a free and independent woman."

Italica loves dancing, music, and life. She also loves Valentine Rossi and Freddy Mercury, the many times MotoGP world champion. Her only son died a long time ago.

The 102-year-old is not the only old Italian who has survived coronavirus. Many aged people have, including a 95-year-old grandma, Alma Corsini, who was admitted to the hospital on the 5th of March, also recovered after what was said to be a great reaction.

Alma's health improved without anti-viral treatment, and she had an interview with an Italian newspaper during which she said: 

"Yes, yes, I'm fine. They were good people who looked after me well, and now they'll send me home in a little while."

Alma has been discharged and subsequently returned home. Italy has put a stop to all movements within the country and closed several businesses to flatten the curve of the virus spread. There has been notable improvement ever since.

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