101-year-old Italian man released from hospital after recovering from COVID-19

Square of the Three Martyrs in Rimini, northeast Italy (Source: via CNN)
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ITALY (WMTV) -- A 101-year-old Italian man was released from hospital after recovering from COVID-19 this week, CNN reports.

"Mr. P.," as the man is called, was brought to a hospital in the northeastern Italian city of Rimini last week, after his test came back positive, according to the city's deputy mayor, Gloria Lisi.

"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, according to CNN.

Mr. P was born in 1919, during the Spanish flu pandemic, which is estimated to have killed as many as 50 million people across the world.

Currently, Italy has been particularly badly hit by the coronavirus, with more deaths than any other country.