Gran-tastic! Granny Teresa becomes oldest person in Poland to beat coronavirus
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.
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.
Now she has tested negative for the virus, allowing her to leave the hospital.
On Monday, she was driven home in an ambulance.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.