Gran-tastic! Granny Teresa becomes oldest person in Poland to beat coronavirus

At the age of 103, Teresa Wójcik is the oldest person in Poland to survive the killer coronavirus. Family Archive

A 103-year-old woman has become the oldest person in Poland to recover from the coronavirus.

Teresa Wójcik was taken to hospital from her retirement home in Kościeliska on 20 April.

Teresa was taken to hospital from her retirement home in Kościeliska on 20 April.Samodzielny Publiczny Zespół Opieki Zdrowotnej w Kędzierzynie-Koźlu/Facebook

Her symptoms were a cough, fever and shortness of breath – all typical of COVID-19.

Nevertheless, Teresa coped remarkably well and never had to be put on a ventilator.

After her miraculous recovery, doctors joked that she would probably get into the Guinness Book of Records. She replied that she did not want to go to any book but to go home.Family Archive

Now she has tested negative for the virus, allowing her to leave the hospital.

On Monday, she was driven home in an ambulance.

Teresa now holds the record for the eldest person in Poland to recover from the virus, which was previously held by a 100-year-old man called Stanisław Bigos.TFN

The healthcare centre wrote on its Facebook page: “Our 103-year-old patient defeated the coronavirus!

“We just received the result of the second test – a negative result.

Teresa’s granddaughter Małgorzata Kott said that she wasn’t surprised her grandmother had survived as she has been “taking vitamins all her life.”Family Archive

“This means that there is no longer a virus in Teresa Wójcik's body, she can be discharged home and is the oldest healer in Poland.”

Her granddaughter Małgorzata Kott said: “I'm not surprised at all! Grandma probably never took an antibiotic. She has taken vitamins all her life on vitamins.”

Delighted Staff at the hospital posted on Facebook: “Our 103-year-old patient defeated the coronavirus! Samodzielny Publiczny Zespół Opieki Zdrowotnej w Kędzierzynie-Koźlu/Facebook

Although she is over 100, Teresa – who has four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren – is healthy for her age.

Until last year, she lived at home alone, before moving into a retirement home.

Granny Teresa has now been discharged back to her retirement home.Family Archive

She was born in 1917, the year before the restoration of Poland’s independence after World War I.

Teresa now holds the record for the eldest person in Poland to recover from the virus, which was previously held by a 100-year-old man called Stanisław Bigos.