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101-year-old man who survived 1918’s Spanish Flu beats Coronavirus too

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101-year-old Italian man who has survived the 1918 flu, and two World Wars, has
now survived the coronavirus too, becoming the oldest in Italy to recover from
the disease.

The patient
known as “Mr. P” was admitted last week to Infirmi Hospital in Remini, Italy
after testing positive for COVID-19. Mr. P was born in 1919, as the 1918 flu
pandemic — which would go on to kill an estimated 600,000 Italians — was in
full-swing.

And on
Wednesday night, more than a hundred years later, Mr. P was discharged from the
hospital, and taken home by his family.

On
Friday, Italy announced that it has recorded its deadliest day so far
since the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic began in the country, with a total of
969 new deaths being recorded in the last twenty-four hours alone.

According to
Italy’s ANSA news agency, there have now been 9,134 deaths in Italy
due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The nation
of Italy also recorded 5,959 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases today.

On a
brighter side of this tragedy, 10,950 people have recovered after contracting
the coronavirus, a figure higher by 589 individuals than yesterday’s total of
survivors.

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