A 101-year-old Italian man was released from a hospital in northeast Italy on Wednesday after recovering from the novel coronavirus, according to a deputy mayor.
The man, identified as "Mr. P," was hospitalized last week in Rimini, Italy, after testing positive for COVID-19. Deputy Mayor Gloria Lisi said Mr. P's recovery was "truly extraordinary" and has given the world "hope for the future."
"One detail that makes the life of this person truly extraordinary is that Mr. P. was born in 1919, in the midst of another tragic world pandemic," Lisi said. "Mr. P made it. The family brought him home yesterday evening. To teach us that even at 101 years the future is not written."
Of the more than 80,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy, Rimini had registered approximately 1,200 as of Thursday.