A 113-year-old woman, the oldest person living in Spain, has now become the oldest reported survivor of the coronavirus.

Maria Branyas, a mother-of-three, survived COVID-19 whilst in the Santa Maria del Tura care home where she lives in the city of Olot, eastern Spain.
Branyas was originally born in San Fransisco in the United States on March 4, 1907, and lived through the Spanish flu pandemic that swept the world in 1918 and 1919, killing an estimated 50 million people.
Maria is considered the oldest person in Spain by the Gerontology Research Group, a global group of researchers in various fields which verifies and tracks supercentenarians – people who have reached the age of 110.

While other people over the age of 100 have survived the coronavirus, Branyas is likely the only supercentenarian to have done so.

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