100-year-old vet defies odds, survives coronavirus

Lloyd Falk, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, was discharged from a Virginia hospital after a 58-day battle with COVID-19.

Falk was admitted to Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond on March 24 and was one of the hospital’s first coronavirus patients.  Sadly, his wife also contracted the coronavirus and died, according to the hospital.

“Despite losing his wife to the virus a few weeks ago, Mr Falk continued to stay strong, defying the odds and surviving his fight against COVID-19,” the hospital wrote on Facebook.

A video posted to the hospital's Facebook page shows staff lining the hospital halls, clapping as he's rolled out.

“For the most part, you have been so helpful and I really do appreciate it,” he says.

“We salute you, Mr. Falk,” the touching Facebook post said.

“Your courage and resilience inspires us all. You know where to find us if you need us.”