A European woman aged 107 is now free of the novel coronavirus, after receiving treatments for the disease. She made a groundbreaking record by being the world's oldest COVID-19 survivor.
The Dutch native, tested positive last month, after attending a church service at her nursing home in Goeree-Overflakee.
Thirty-nine others who were present at the same church service were tested for the virus and treated. Sadly, over ten of those affected persons are reported to have died.
Medical personnel transport the first patient affected by COVID-19 to an ICU tent a Samaritan's Purse Emergency Field Hospital on March 20, 2020 in Cremona, near Milan, Italy | Photo: Getty Images
Cornelia Ras, who has been self-isolating, tested negative some days ago, and her family explained that given her age, they did not think she would pull through.
More grateful than surprised, Ras seems to be agile and hearty and is reported to be up and about in her medical health care center. A close source hinted that she:
"Takes no medicines, still walks well, and gets down on her knees every night to thank the Lord. From the look of it, she will be able to continue to do so."
Cornelia isn't the only elderly survivor. An American man, Bill Lapschies, aged 104, also beat the novel coronavirus by testing negative shortly after he received treatment for the disease.
The Remini deputy mayor, Lisi, revealed that his recovery was "extraordinary." Lisi went on to state that his family has taken him home, but that his life story is highly commendable.
After surviving the Spanish Flu that claimed the lives of over 40milliom people, the 101-year-old fought successfully for his life. According to the politician, the survivor's life story shows that:
"Even at 101 years, the future is not written."
Italy has close to 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus, with the state of Remini having close to 2000 new cases. With every day passing, new cases of victims testing positive, while some dying, are being reported.
However, various health agencies have recommended some precautions such as hand washing, social distancing, and self-isolation to curb the spread of the disease.
Medical health professionals are also acting in their full capacity across the world to help the treatment of the virus.
Governments of different nations have also come out to address the situation by enforcing a compulsory self-isolation as well as being supportive of the frontliners of their country.