Cornelia Ras
Cornelia Ras
Cornelia Ras on her 107th birthday.
Birth: 17 March 1913
Den Bommel, Netherlands
Death: 30 August 2020
Sommelsdijk, Netherlands
Age: 107 years, 166 days
Country: NetherlandsNED

Cornelia Ras (17 March 1913 – 30 August 2020) was a Dutch centenarian who was the oldest known survivor of the COVID-19 pandemic until various older people survived in later months.


Cornelia Ras was born on a farm in Den Bommel, South-Holland, Netherlands on 17 March 1913. Her sister Willempje Ras died 2 months before her 105th birthday in 2014.

She fell ill on 17 March 2020, her 107th birthday, after attending a church service with other residents of her nursing home on Goeree-Overflakkee. On 6 April 2020, she was informed by doctors that she had beaten the infection.

Prior to Ras, the oldest widely documented coronavirus survivor was Bill Lapschies, a 104-year-old American who survived World War II and the Spanish Flu pandemic.

Cornelia Ras died in Sommelsdijk, South Holland, Netherlands at the age of 107 years, 166 days.


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