Sylvia Goldsholl very well may be the oldest coronavirus survivor in America.
The New Jersey resident was born in 1911 and has lived through the 1918 flu pandemic and the current coronavirus pandemic.
Goldsholl tested positive for COVID-19 in March but recovered within two weeks, News 12 New Jersey reported.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy celebrated Goldsholl’s spirit at a news conference Thursday.
“A tremendous life, a tremendous spirit, and a tremendous show of strength. So, to you, Sylvia, we send you all our best for many more years to come,” Murphy tweeted.
Sylvia Goldscholl is 108 years old. Last month, she tested positive for #COVID19 and has beaten it.
A tremendous life, a tremendous spirit, and a tremendous show of strength. So, to you, Sylvia, we send you all our best for many more years to come. pic.twitter.com/Wds6NCc1qj
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 14, 2020
Born on Dec. 29, 1911, she was just 7 years old when the 1918 flu pandemic hit.
“I survived everything because I was determined to survive,” Goldsholl told News 12 New Jersey recently.