107 woman is the oldest in the world to beat coronavirus


A 107-year-old woman is believed to be the oldest person in the world to survive the coronavirus.

Dutch pensioner Cornelia Ras fell ill the day after her birthday after attending a church service with other residents of her nursing home.

She and 40 others at the service were diagnosed as carrying the virus after the trip on Goeree-Overflakkee, an island in the southwest of the Netherlands.

At least 12 of the group have since been killed by Covid-19.

But astonishingly Ms Ras – born in 1912 – has now been told by her doctors that she has successfully overcome the virus.

The Netherlands – like many other nations in Europe – has been hit hard by the coronavirus.

More than 2,300 people have been killed by the bug, while almost 22,000 people have been infected.

The numbers are also still continuing to climb, with April 7 being the nation’s deadliest day with 234 deaths.

Ms Ras’s incredible story however gives hope as the world continues to try and overcome the virus – with more than 1.5million people infected and almost 89,000 dead.

She takes over the title as the oldest coronavirus survivor from a 104-year-old American man who previously survived the Spanish Flu pandemic back in 1918.

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