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Pat Aldridge
Pat Aldridge
Aldridge celebrating her 106th birthday in 2020
Birth: 26 November 1914
Solihull, England, UK
Death: 27 December 2021
Nynehead, Somerset, England, UK
Age: 107 years, 31 days
Country: United Kingdom UK

Patricia Diana "Dina" Aldridge (née Boycott; 26 November 1914 – 27 December 2021) was a British centenarian who was one of the oldest known survivors of COVID-19, having recovered from the disease at the age of 105.


Pat Aldridge was born in Solihull, England, UK on 26 November 1914. She was the fifth of eight children. Her father, a butcher, lived to the age of 80 and her mother, a knitter, lived to 90. One of her sisters died of pneumonia aged 56.

Aldridge attended the local school until she was 14. She was married to Ken Aldridge for 52 years until his death in 1990. The couple had five children, including Mary-Jane Yates. Aldridge currently lives in a care home in Nynehead, Somerset.

COVID-19 Survival

On 19 April 2020, Aldridge contracted COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic and was admitted to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Somerset, England. By 24 April 2020, she had successfully recovered, and went on to celebrate her 106th birthday in November 2020.

On 18 January 2021, Aldridge received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at her care home.

Aldridge died in Nynehead, Somerset, England, UK on 27 December 2021, at the age of 107 years, 31 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest known person in Somerset.