Italian woman, 104, latest to survive coronavirus infection

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A 104-year-old woman has recovered after being sickened by the coronavirus, according to a report out of Italy.

Ada Zanusso’s survival story was reported Saturday in La Repubblica.

She lived in a nursing home in Lessona where 20 other residents died of the virus — making her recovery even more remarkable, according to the paper.

Tests in March confirmed her coronavirus infection after she became severely ill.

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Zanusso said she can’t wait to see her family, whom she hasn't been able to see because of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the paper.

“She already gets out of bed and sits in a chair and she has lost none of her lucidity and intelligence,” her doctor, Carla Furno Marchese, told the paper. “Her recovery is a great joy and a reward for all those who have cared for her in these difficult days."

In this photograph taken from behind a window, doctors inside a Covid-19 intensive care unit of San Matteo Hospital, in Pavia, northern Italy, Thursday, March 26, 2020. The San Matteo hospital is where Patient 1, a 38-year-old Unilever worker named Mattia, was kept since he tested positive for Covid-19 on Feb. 21 and opened ItalyÕs health care crisis. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

In this photograph taken from behind a window, doctors inside a Covid-19 intensive care unit of San Matteo Hospital, in Pavia, northern Italy, Thursday, March 26, 2020. The San Matteo hospital is where Patient 1, a 38-year-old Unilever worker named Mattia, was kept since he tested positive for Covid-19 on Feb. 21 and opened ItalyÕs health care crisis. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

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There have been other very old COVID-19 survivors.

In Oregon, a World War II veteran celebrated his 104th birthday last week after battling the virus and recovering.

Bill Lapschies was among 15 residents of the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home in Portland who tested positive for the illness. Two of those sickened died.