Rita Reynolds: 99-year-old great-grandmother who conquered coronavirus

Rita Reynolds: 99-year-old great-grandmother who conquered coronavirus

- Rita Reynolds is believed to be Britain's oldest person to have recovered from Covid-19

- The 99-year-old great-grandmother tested positive for Covid-19 on March 25

- But against all expectation, Reynolds has recovered, bringing the latest dose of positive news

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A 99-year-old British woman has beaten the odds as she conquered coronavirus

Rita Reynolds, a great-grandmother approaching her hundredth birthday is believed to be the oldest person in the UK to recover from the virus.

The Guardian reports that Reynolds, from Bramhall in Stockport, fell ill with Covid-19 on March 25.

Members of her family were told to expect the worst after her conditioned deteriorated.

She was kept comfortable by staff at Abbeyfield care home who also ordered end-of-life dr*gs.

However, she surpassed all expectations and district nurses said they believed she had recovered.

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Great-grandmother's secret to beating Covid-19… marmalade sandwiches
Reynolds recovery was jokingly put down to her favourite food – marmalade sandwiches. Photo Credit: The Guardian
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Her family have jokingly attributed her 'miracle recovery’ to her love of marmalade sandwiches.

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One of Reynolds’ grandchildren, Henry Phillips jokingly said her unexpected recovery was thanks to her diet of ‘marmalade sandwiches and biscuits’ which are her favourite foods.

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He jokingly said: “I don’t know how she got through it. I don’t think she has ever eaten a vegetable or fruit. She lives on marmalade sandwiches and biscuits. But she’s never smoked or really drank.”

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Phillips said he didn't think there was any way she would recover from it but she surprised everyone.

“I was certain that was it for her. She’s 99 so obviously she’s frail," he added.

Great-grandmother's secret to beating Covid-19… marmalade sandwiches
Her family were told to expect the worst as her condition deteriorated. Photo Credit: Metro.UK
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Reynolds who was a driver during the second world war is now looking forward to turning 100 in July.

Some days back, there was a report about how a Peter Kerpen, a 75-year-old man beat coronavirus.

It's been well documented that the Covid-19 strain has the most devastating effects on the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.

Kerpen meets both criteria and recently tested positive for the dreaded virus. Not only is Peter 75 years of age, but he's also been living with limited lung function.

Despite this, he was recently discharged after making a remarkable recovery.

Also in March, a 100-year-old patient from China was reportedly discharged after recovering from the life-threatening disease.

According to Independent UK quoting Xinhua news agency, the centenarian was among the 80 people who recovered from the disease and were discharged on Saturday, March 7.

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