A 101-year-old man in the Italian coastal city of Rimini has recovered from the novel corona virus, which infected a total of 80,589 people in the country and cost 8,215 people their lives.
Italian news reported that the man who was only called "Mr. P." is believed to be the oldest person recovering from the disease, reports the Xinhua News Agency.
According to Gloria Lisi, Vice Mayor of Rimini, Mr. P., who was born in 1919, was admitted to the Rimini Hospital – Ospedale Infermi di Rimini – a week ago after he had tested positive for COVID-19.
In a television interview on Thursday, when the patient began to recover, Gloria Lisi said it was "the story everyone was talking about in the hospital".
"Everyone saw hope for the future of all of us in the recovery of a person over 100," she said.
"Every day we see the sad stories from these weeks that mechanically tell of a virus that rages and is particularly aggressive towards older people. But it survived. Mr. P. survived."
Gloria Lisi went on to say: "His family took him home last night (Wednesday) and left a lesson that the future is undefined even at the age of 101."
The story of Mr. P. is rare, positive news in a country that has been banned due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Italy currently has the most deaths and even surpasses China, where the corona virus originated last December.