Italy: 101-Year-Old recovers from Coronavirus

Story By: Indre Varnelyte
Friday, March, 27 2020 - 17:35

A 101-year-old man from Rimini, Italy, recovered from the novel coronavirus, being the oldest person to recover from the disease.

The man who is reffered to only as "Mr P", was admitted to the Rimini hospital a week ago after testing positive for COVID-19.
"Everyone saw hope for the future of all of us in the recovery of a person more than 100 years old," Vice-Mayor of Rimini, Gloria Lisi, said on Thursday.

As per reports, older people are the most at risk. Researchers at Imperial College London found a clear link between age and the likelihood of being hospitalised with coronavirus. And older people were also much more likely, once hospitalised, to need critical care. Fewer than 5% of under-50s needed to be hospitalised because of their symptoms, but this rose to 24% for 70-79-year-olds.
Similarly, only 5% of under-40s who ended up in hospital required critical care, compared with 27% of people in their 60s and 43% of people in their 70s.
This soared to 71% for people over the age of 80, according to estimates based on cases in China and Italy - two of the worst-affected countries.

The outbreak was confirmed to have spread to Italy on 31 January, when two Chinese tourists tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Rome.

Currently, Italy has the highest number of fatalities. As of 26 March, there were 80,589 confirmed cases, 8,215 deaths and 10,361 recoveries in Italy, with the majority of those cases occurring in the Lombardy region.

Italy is the worst-affected in Europe where almost everything has been closed for over two weeks and people told to stay at home.


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