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Yolanda Gugliotti
Yolanda Gugliotti
Gugliotti on her 108th birthday in 2018
Birth: 3 October 1910
Burzaco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Death: 1 July 2021
Burzaco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age: 110 years, 271 days
Country: ArgentinaARG
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Yolanda Estela Gugliotti (3 October 1910 – 1 July 2021) was an Argentine supercentenarian who is one of the oldest known survivors of COVID-19, having recovered from the disease at the age of 109. Her age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group.

Biography

Yolanda Gugliotti was born in Burzaco, Buenos Aires, Argentina on 3 October 1910, as one of eight siblings. At the age of 22, she married Armando Mellerio and had one son (age 85 in 2020). Her husband died in 1940s. Gugliotti worked as a cook in both a school and a holiday resort.

Gugliotti currently lives in Burzaco, Buenos Aires, Argentina. As of 2020, she had two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

COVID-19 Survival

On 17 August 2020, Gugliotti began to show the first symptoms of COVID-19, and she tested positive for the virus on 25 August 2020. She required oxygen, and in early September she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was not taken to hospital; instead, equipment such as an oxygen tube was brought to her home. By 7 September her condition was improving, and by 14 September she had fully recovered. She went on to celebrate her 110th birthday on 12 October.

On 19 March 2021, Gugliotti was vaccinated against Covid-19, making her one of the oldest people to receive the vaccine.

Gugliotti died on 1 July 2021 in Burzaco, Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the age of 110 years, 271 days.

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