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Rome, March 27: A 101-year-old man in the coastal Italian city of Rimini was declared cured of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on Thursday.
Italian news reports said that the man, is believed to be the oldest person to recover from the disease.
According to Gloria Lisi, vice-mayor of Rimini, the man was admitted to the Rimini hospital — Ospedale Infermi di Rimini — a week ago after testing positive for COVID-19.
In a televised interview, Lisi said that as the patient began to recover it became “the story everyone talked about” in the hospital, be them doctors, nurses, administrators, or other patients.
“Everyone saw hope for the future of all of us in the recovery of a person more than 100 years old,” Lisi said.
“Every day, we see the sad stories from these weeks that mechanically tell about a virus that rages and is especially aggressive on the elderly. But he survived”. (Agencies)