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.

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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.

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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.

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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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