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Palne Varga
Palne Varga
Varga at the age of 105
Birth: 5 March 1915
Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)
Age: 107 years, 116 days
Country: HungaryHUN

Palne Magdus Varga (Hungarian: Varga Pálné; born 5 March 1915) is a Hungarian centenarian who is one of the oldest known people to survive COVID-19 twice, having recovered from the disease by second time at the age of 107.


Palne Varga was born in Austria-Hungary (now Hungary) on 5 March 1915. She worked as a farmer. She had six children: two sons, and four daughters (including Emile Magdolna Laczko).

COVID-19 Survival

In December 2020, Varga tested positive for COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic, but was asymptomatic. However, as of 23 January 2021, she successfully recovered.

In 2022, Varga tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time. As of March 2022, few days before turning 107, she had successfully recovered, making her one of the oldest known people to survive the COVID-19 it twice.

As of March 2022, she has four living daughters (including Emile Magdolna Laczko (aged 73), 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Varga currently lives at Encsi Idosek Otthonaban in Encs, Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen County, Hungary, at the age of 107 years, 116 days.