The oldest coronavirus patient to recover comes from the Netherlands

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 107 year-old Cornelia Ras from Goeree-Overflakee in the province of South Holland, is the oldest coronavirus patient ever to have recovered. 

A WHO spokesperson confirmed this information to The WHO monitors information regarding coronavirus worldwide, but does not necessarily know the age of persons who are cured. However, the spokesperson claims that Ras (or Tante Cor as her relatives call her) will likely remain oldest patient to be clear of the virus, even when all the data about the ages of recovered patients is collected.

Ras likely contracted the virus during a church service at her nursing home, where 40 other people were also infected, and at least 10 did not survive.

“We are all very relieved that it’s over,” says Maaike de Groot, Ras’s niece to

Close competition

In the US, a 104 year-old man was also cured of the novel coronavirus, and here in the Netherlands there have been several stories as such. For instance, a 101 year-old woman from Capelle aan den Ijssel was the first person over the age of 100 to have recovered, followed by a man aged 103 from Steenbergen in Brabant.

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Vedika Luthra
Vedika Luthra
Vedika was born in India, raised in Poland and moved to the Netherlands to study. Like her nationality, she’s confused about what she likes most, which is why her bachelor’s degree was in liberal arts and sciences. She enjoys writing about all things food-related but likes to mix it up every now and then.


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