After living for some years in New Orleans where her father founded a magazine, she returned to Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region where she lives in the town of Olot.

113-year-old Spanish woman overcomes coronavirus infection

A 113-year-old Spanish girl says she is in good well being after having overcome an infection by the brand new coronavirus.

Maria Branyas stated she “feels good.” She prevented creating extreme COVID-19 signs and had her newest test come again detrimental. Her daughter advised Spanish information company EFE that her mom, who was born within the United States, examined positive for the virus in April.

“As far as my health, I feel good, with the little issues everyone has as we get older, but I feel fine,” Branyas advised EFE this week from her nursing dwelling the place a number of residents have fallen unwell and died from the brand new virus.

Local media say not less than 17 residents of her nursing dwelling are suspected to have died after creating signs related to COVID-19. On March 27, Branyas’ social media account run by her youngsters stated that “unfortunately the virus has entered our residence.”

Branyas was born in San Francisco on March 4, 1907 after her household emigrated to Mexico after which the U.S., as her youngsters recount in a Twitter account run in her identify referred to as “Super Catalan Grandmother.”

After residing for some years in New Orleans the place her father based {a magazine}, she returned to Spain’s northeastern Catalonia area the place she lives within the city of Olot.

Branyas nonetheless has reminiscences of crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a ship throughout World War I, as she associated to Catalan information company ACN on her birthday in March.

“Because of the war, Germany was still attacking in the north, and there was no way of going through the Nordic seas, so you had to go further south, via Cuba and the Azores,” she stated.

Despite her poor listening to and sight, Branyas stated she was conscious of the pandemic that has claimed over 27,000 lives in Spain.

“It is a tragedy,” she stated, “since just a few individuals appear to know the place it got here from, the way it received right here and why.