María Branyas Morera, 115, became the oldest known person alive after the death of 118-year-old Lucille Randon, the Guinness world records website confirmed.
She captured headlines after surviving a bout of Covid in May 2020, when the pandemic made Spain one of the hardest-hit countries before the availability of vaccines.
“Order, tranquility, good connection with family and friends, contact with nature, emotional stability, no worries, no regrets, lots of positivity and staying away from toxic people” is what Morera credits with her longevity, as per the Guinness site.
“I think longevity is also about being lucky,” Morera said, Guinness officials added. “Luck and good genetics.”