- 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
As the world grapples with the deadly coronavirus pandemic, any form of good news is welcome.
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.
Briefly.co.za learnt that 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.
Her family have jokingly attributed her 'miracle recovery’ to her love of marmalade sandwiches.
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.
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.”
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.
Reynolds who was a driver during the second world war is now looking forward to turning 100 in July.