107-year-old Cornelia Ras from Goeree-Overflakkee is the oldest corona patient worldwide who conquered the disease, according to the world health organization WHO, a WHO spokesperson reported Thursday morning after research to NU.nl.
"We have not received any information from any elderly patient," said the spokesperson. She emphasizes that the age of a number of healed patients is unknown, "but she is most likely to remain the oldest".
Before 'Aunt Cor', as Ras is known to her family, healed, a 104-year-old man from Oregon was identified as the oldest ex-corona patient.
According to Rijnmond, the woman became infected during a church service in her nursing home. Forty other attendees also contracted the corona virus at the time. At least ten of them did not survive the infection. Breed was declared healthy on Monday.
It is not clear how many corona patients in the Netherlands have conquered the virus. The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) does not keep regular data on cured corona patients in the Netherlands. As a result, there are no official cure figures.
Several elderly Dutch survived the virus
'Aunt Cor' is not the only elderly Dutchman who was cured after a corona infection. As far as we know, a 101-year-old woman from Capelle aan den IJssel became the first over-100s to be declared healthy, followed by a 103-year-old man from Steenbergen in Brabant.
Whether the Dutch is officially the oldest patient declared healthy is difficult to say: Elsewhere in the world it is not mandatory to report a cure. As a result, positive news about even older patients can be missed.
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