101-Year-Old Man Recovers From Coronavirus, Was Born During Spanish Flu

An 101-year-old Italian man has been released from the hospital after recovering from the coronavirus, Gloria Lisi, the deputy mayor of the Italian city of Rimini, shared.

An 101-year-old Italian man has been released from the hospital after recovering from the coronavirus, Gloria Lisi, the deputy mayor of the Italian city of Rimini, shared.

The man, who only wants to be identified as “Mr. P,” was admitted to the hospital in Rimini, northeast Italy, last week after testing positive for Covid-19 —only to leave the hospital Thursday after beating the virus, CNN reports. Mr. P, who was born in 1919, during the Spanish flu pandemic, which is estimated to have killed between 30 million and 50 million people worldwide — was more than grateful to recover from the virus. Lisi said his “truly extraordinary” recovery gave “hope for the future.”

Intensive care equipment inside COVID-19 Verduno Hospital on March 29, 2020 in Verduno, Italy. The Verduno Hospital is dedicated to the treatment of patients with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Italian government continues to enforce the nationwide lockdown measures to control the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Stefano Guidi/Getty Images)“Mr. P made it. The family brought him home yesterday evening. To teach us that even at 101 years the future is not written,” she added, according to CNN

As the news site reports, Rimini had registered 1,189 cases of coronavirus as of Thursday, according to the Italian Civil Protection Department. The total number of recorded coronavirus cases in Italy, including deaths and those who recovered, now stands at 86,498, CNN reports.

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