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World’s 2nd-oldest person survives COVID-19

The world’s second-oldest person, 116-year-old French nun Sister Andre, has survived COVID-19, The Associated Press reports. Sister Andre, whose birth name is Lucile Randon, reportedly now is looking forward to celebrating her 117th birthday on Thursday. She tested positive for the coronavirus in mid-January but is now considered fully recovered. “I didn’t even realize I had it,” she told the French newspaper Var-Matin.

Sister Andre is blind and uses a wheelchair. She reportedly never expressed concern about her diagnosis. “She wanted to know if meal or bedtime schedules would change. She showed no fear of the disease,” said David Tavella, the communications manager for the care home where Sister Andre lives. “On the other hand, she was very concerned about the other residents.”

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