Coronavirus crisis: Italian woman, 103, beats COVID-19
A woman in northern Italy who is due to turn 104 in August has successfully beaten off the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus, Italian daily La Repubblica reports.
Ada Zanusso fell ill in early March in the Residenza Maria Grazia, a nursing home in the north-western province of Biella, about 100 kilometres west of Milan.
In the same nursing home, 21 other residents succumbed to the coronavirus, La Repubblica said.
“Someone up there forgot about me,” the paper quoted Zanusso as saying.
According to her son Giampiero, who keeps in touch via video calls, “she still reads without glasses, she’s curious, she always wants to know what we are doing.”
Italy has reporting 525 new COVID-19 fatalities, the lowest figure since March 19, which brings the overall death toll - the world’s highest - to 15,887.
The total number of infections, including recoveries and deaths, reached 128,948 on Sunday, up 3.5 per cent from Saturday.
The daily rate of increase has hovered around 4.0 per cent since Monday.
For the second day in a row, there has been a fall in the number of people under intensive care, down by 17 to 3977.
On Saturday it happened for the first time since the start of the epidemic.
Recovering patients are up by 3.9 per cent to 21,815, while active cases, excluding deaths and recoveries, have increased by 3.4 per cent to 91,246.