A 107-year-old Spanish woman overcame two pandemics, the coronavirus and the Spanish flu of 1918
MÁLAGA, SPAIN- A 107-year-old Spanish woman, Ana del Valle, overcame two pandemics, the coronavirus and the Spanish flu of 1918, her daughter-in-law, Paqui Sánchez, told Efe shortly after her family member was discharged from hospital , theyucatantimes reported.
Del Valle, who became seriously ill, was admitted to an intensive care unit, where she had an “incredible” recovery, Sánchez added.
This story of survival began when, as a child, she overcame the so-called “Spanish Flu” pandemic that caused tens of millions of deaths worldwide. “In her house, everyone was sick,” said her daughter-in-law.
Ana, who could be the oldest person known to have overcome the coronavirus, has resided for eight years in the nursing home of Alcalá del Valle (region of Andalucía, southern Spain).
A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 193,000 people worldwide.
Over 2.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.