Maria Branyas
113-year-old Maria Branyas.Image credit: Gerontology Wiki

A 113-year-old woman in Spain has become the oldest person in the country to beat coronavirus.

As per reports, 113-year-old lady Maria Branyas tested positive for coronavirus in April.

She has been able to fight off the deadly virus at a retirement home where several other residents died due to COVID-19.

Branyas had been isolated in a room for weeks at Olot’s Santa Maria del Tura care home with only a single employee in protective gear allowed in to check on her, according to Catalan regional television TV3, which broadcast images of the centenarian.

In the video, Branyas can be heard calling the staff at the residence ‘very kind, very attentive.’

When an employee asked the secret of her long life, Branyas replied simply that she is lucky to enjoy ‘good health.’

The lady, who had been living in the care home for two decades, was born in San Francisco in the United States (US) on March 4, 1907.

She moved to Spain with her family on a boat during World War I and also lived through the Spanish flu pandemic that swept the world in 1918-19 as well as Spain’s 1936-39 civil war.

The deadly virus has claimed 26920 lives in Spain and has infected 228030 people in the country, according to John Hopkins University tally.

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