102-year-old woman in Florida beat COVID-19

Courtesy Jennifer AudetteBy GMA TEAM, ABC News

(LAKELAND, Fla.) — A 102-year-old woman diagnosed with COVID-19 beat the odds and is now recovering.

Esther Marie Transue, a resident at Opis Highlands Lake Center assisted living facility in Lakeland, Florida, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on April 18 and immediately rushed to a local hospital.

Her primary symptom was a high fever, but just six days later she tested COVID-19 negative with no major health complications.

So far, 8 out of 10 deaths in the U.S. have been adults 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Transue joked her secret to a long life is “tryin’ to behave.”

“Just keep on living,” Transue said. “I’m 102 years old. When the Lord’s ready for me, he’ll take me.”

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