sábado, junio 8, 2024

101-year-old Italian man born during Spanish flu recovers from coronavirus

This century-old man is a living marvel — an Italian born during the Spanish flu who has now recovered from the coronavirus.

The man, who is 101 years old and identified only as “Mr. P,” tested positive for COVID_19 and was hospitalized in the northeast city of Rimini last week — only to leave the hospital Thursday after beating the bug, CNN reports.

Gloria Lisi, Rimini’s deputy mayor, called the recovery “truly extraordinary” and inspired “hope for the future.”

“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 said.

Italy has recorded more than 92,400 coronavirus cases as of Saturday night, second only to the United States. Italians have endured three weeks under lockdown with more than 10,000 people have died from the virus.