Coronavirus: Centenarians recovering from the virus

Sandish Shoker, BBC News, East Midlands

Scientists have said coronavirus affects the elderly population more than any other age group. But amid the stories of suffering, there have also been rays of hope. BBC News hears from three centenarians who have survived Covid-19. Among the many patients who left hospital in Derby after having had Covid-19 was Jane Collins, aged 104. “She’s survived two world wars, multiple recessions, and is still batting,” said Ms Collins’s great niece, Sarah Balmforth.”She still likes the odd sip of champagne, which is what we think has preserved her for so long.” Ms Collins, who lives in the city, spent several weeks in hospital but has since returned to her care home to recover.

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