A 99-year-old World War II veteran thanked NHS staff after recovering from a coronavirus.
Albert Chambers, who turns 100 in July, received an honor guard from nurses at Tickhill Road Hospital in Doncaster after overcoming COVID-19.
NHS North East and Yorkshire released a video of Chambers at the hospital saying he had “good news” that he had “fought” coronavirus“.
Great news from Doncaster tonight.
Albert Chambers, who turns 100 in July and a World War II veteran, fought the coronavirus with the help of the team from Tickhill Road Hospital, led by @rdash_nhs. Here he receives an honor guard from the staff ? pic.twitter.com/INkBIuTJ5F
– NHS North East and Yorkshire (@NHSNEY) April 9, 2020
When asked if he had a message for the nurses who cared for him, Mr. Chambers replied, “I can’t say anything. Thank you so much. I appreciate everything you have done for me. You couldn’t have been better. “
Chambers’ recovery comes after a 101-year-old man was discharged from hospital after being treated for COVID-19.
The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust shared a photo of Keith Watson and said he was going home after “beating a coronavirus”.
“Congratulations to everyone in Ward 12 of Alexandra Hospital for caring for Keith so well in the past two weeks,” said the trust.
There have been several cases of elderly patients recovering from coronavirus in the UK in recent weeks.
They included 99-year-old grandmother Rita Reynolds of Stockport and 87-year-old Ewart Lockton who was photographed arm in arm with a smiling NHS worker after leaving North Manchester General Hospital.
Meanwhile in Italy, a 103-year-old woman who lived through the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic recovered from COVID-19.
Ada Zanusso, from the town of Lessona, in northern Italy, was obviously not very dramatic about her ordeal, saying that she had “a little fever” – despite the drift in and out of consciousness while ‘she stayed in bed for a week with the illness.
She advised others with the virus to “build courage, have faith.”
COVID-19 can cause mild or moderate symptoms and most infected people recover, but the elderly and those with health conditions may be at high risk for more serious illness.
The World Health Organization says that 95% of those who died in Europe were over the age of 60.
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There have been more than 1.5 million cases of coronavirus worldwide, with more than 95,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is monitoring the pandemic.
In the UK, a total of 7,978 patients with COVID-19 died, while 65,077 people tested positive for the virus.