Cornelia Ras on her 107th birthday.
|Birth:||17 March 1913|
Den Bommel, Netherlands
|Death:||30 August 2020|
|Age:||107 years, 166 days|
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.
- Dutch woman the oldest in the world to survive Covid-19 NL Times, 9 April 2020
- Dutch woman aged 107 becomes world's oldest person to survive coronavirus Daily Mail, 9 April 2020
- Oudste inwoonster (107) Goeree-Overflakkee overleden Goeree-Overflakkee.Nieuws.nl, 2 September 2020