Maria Branyas, Spain's oldest woman at 113 years, has recovered from the coronavirus. She was diagnosed in March, after Spain went into lockdown, and has now recovered having only experienced mild symptoms. She lived through the Flu pandemic of 1918-19, the Spanish Civil war of 1936-39, and now the current pandemic.
She was born in Mexico in 1907, moved to the US with her family when she was a child, and later moved to Spain during World War One with her journalist father. She raised three children, has 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. For the last two decades she has lived in a care home in the city of Olot.
The news is not so good about 28 year old sumo wrestler Shobushi Kanji, who died of multiple organ failure brought on by COVID-19 triggered pneumonia. He is the youngest confirmed corona-related death in Japan and the first such death of a person in their 20's in the country. He began his sumo career in March 2007 and fought his way to the sandanme level with a 147-189 record. How sad to die so young.