Coronavirus news: 106-year-old woman becomes oldest Briton to recover from coronavirus | UK | News

Connie Titchen battled the virus for just under three weeks before she was given a clean bill of health by medics at the hospital. She is thought to be the oldest Briton to survive after being struck down with the disease. Connie, who was born in September, 1913 and has lived through two World Wars, was admitted to City Hospital in mid-March with suspected pneumonia. She has now been discharged from hospital after recovering from the deadly virus. 

The great grandmother, from Birmingham, said: “I feel very lucky that I’ve fought off this virus. I can’t wait to see my family.”

Her granddaughter Alex Jones, said the family have come to expect the hardy grandmother to bounce back from medical ailments.

She said: “She has had a really active life. She loved to dance, cycle and play golf.

“She has always cooked for herself too, although she likes a cheeky McDonald’s every now and then. I haven’t told her they are closed.

“I think the secret of her old age is that she is physically active and very independent. She had a hip operation back in December and within 30 days she was walking again.

“She really is amazing and I know all the family can’t wait to see her. She has quite a few fans.

“The care she has received at the hospital has been brilliant and I can’t fault it. 

“During her stay I was kept up-to-date constantly by the nurses looking after her which made me feel so happy.

“I want to thank the staff for all they have done for her during her stay.”

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