ROME, April 6. /TASS/. Ada Zanusso of Italy, 104, has recovered from the novel coronavirus to become Europe’s oldest person surviving the disease, Il Mattino di Padova said on Monday.
The old woman has been living in her care home in northern Italy for the recent years. She tested Civod-19 positive on March 17 after suffering with fever and difficulty breathing. Grandmother Ada, as she is called in the local media, is said to have lost none of her lucidity and intelligence.
However about 20 people from the same care home have died of coronavirus.
According to earlier reports, survivors of the deadly infection include a 102-year old woman and a 101-year old man, as well as a number of patients aged 90+.
Most of more than 16,000 coronavirus victims in Italy are elderly people who caught the disease at their care homes. The worst hit are Italy’s northern regions of Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, and Piedmont.
Russian specialists who have been sent to Italy to help it cope with the coronavirus crisis are currently working in Lombardy’s Bergamo province. They have already disinfected dozens of care home for the elderly.
Since the epidemics outbreak, the overall number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Italy has neared 129,000. As many as 21,800 patients have recovered.