A 107-year-old woman in New Jersey, who survived Spanish Flu, is said to have defied all risks again by surviving the coronavirus.
Anna Del Priore was diagnosed with COVID-19 in May and recovered in June, Asbury Park Press reported.
According to staff at Brighton Gardens, a living support facility in Middletown, NJ, not only is she infected with the virus, but she also stands up and continues to be active by walking and dancing.
“People don’t believe me,” said Laura Halle, health care coordinator for Del Priore at the facility. “It was really amazing seeing her itinerary.”
Del Priore was born the same year as the sinking of the Titanic, and she contracted Spanish Flu during the 1918 pandemic at the age of six.
Her granddaughter, Darlene Jasmine, suspects Del Priore’s recovery from Spanish Flu, which is similar to COVID-19 because it also attacks the respiratory system, possibly related to her recovery. Del Priore’s 105-year-old sister, Helen Guzzone, also survived both illnesses.
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After being infected with COVID-19, Del Priore “had a fever, could not eat much but did not need a breathing mask” and did not have to go to the hospital.
“She’s constantly on the move,” Jasmine said. “We always walk in Brooklyn – to the grocery, the bakery. Every night, she makes her own meal from scratch. All Mediterranean food – olive oil, vegetables, fruits, nuts. It’s like old farmer food that they charge you a lot now ”.
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The upscale living facility, which operates Brighton Gardens, told Fox News that Del Priore and her late husband, Frank, a professional tango dancer, “loved dancing”.
Meanwhile, Del Priore, who will turn 108 next month, says she has no plans to slow down.
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“You live on,” she said. “Dancing makes you feel good. I want to keep my health ”.