At 111, Juana Zúñiga has become the oldest patient in Chile to recover from Covid-19.
Zúñiga tested positive after an outbreak at her care home near Santiago, where she is the oldest resident.
Despite suffering from respiratory problems even before the pandemic, Zúñiga - who is known as Juanita - was not seriously affected by the virus, the director of her care home explained.
"She did not have any symptoms and very few bouts of fever, which was good," María Paz Sordo said.
Sordo added that they had to move Juanita to a different part of the home to keep her isolated from other residents. "Taking her out of her habitat was the most difficult thing."
Juanita has been a resident of the care home ever since her sister, with whom she lived, died six years ago. Juanita, who never married and has no children, will turn 112 in July.
We are sure her recovery is a great early birthday gift!