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90-year-old Long Island woman survives COVID-19, offers hope

Virus Outbreak-A Fortunate Lady
Posted at 4:13 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 16:13:35-04

JERICHO, NY — A 90-year-old survivor of COVID-19 has a message for the rest of us: Do not be afraid, and do not despair.

Anna Fortunato advises that people should “keep on fighting, have that positive attitude, and pray.”

She said that if she survived, others can, as well.

It will still be a while before Fortunato can hug her family, go back to Sunday Mass or play the slots with her fellow residents in a Jericho, N.Y. assisted living facility, who are now all confined to their rooms because of her illness. But she’s not complaining. She knows how lucky she is.