In a time when everyone is fearing the outcome of coronavirus, a 101 year old Italian man has been released from a hospital in the Italian city of Rimini, after recovering from the novel coronavirus. 

The patient, who has been named only as “Mr P,” was admitted last week at a hospital in Rimini, northeast Italy after he tested positive for Covid-19 and left the hospital on Thursday.

Gloria Lisi, the deputy mayor of the Italian city of Rimini said his “truly extraordinary” recovery gave “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,” stated Lisi.

The patient, Mr. P, was born in 1919, a time when the Spanish Flu was rampant and killed between 30 to 50 million people.