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

Pigeons took posses of Duomo square in Milan, Italy, Sunday, March 15, 2020, as most people remained home following the indications of doctors and the government in order to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

(KY3/KSPR) -- A 101-year-old Italian man was released from hospital after recovering from COVID-19 within the past 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.

His family brought him home Thursday evening after he was medically cleared, 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.