Upon receiving two negative examinations, a 95-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 is now out of isolation.
Vic Cornell said he had left his mark because he no longer had the virus.
“Some days I am better than others,” Mr Cornell told ABC Radio Melbourne’s Drive program.
“I’ve overcome [the coronavirus symptoms] slowly — hope is a great thing.”
Elderly people are at highest risk of extreme COVID-19 illness.
Persons over 90 years of age account for nearly 30 per cent of all deaths from coronavirus in Australia.
Mr Cornell remains in Healesville hospital after falling and fracturing his hip while exercising.
“It’s very sore, but it’ll get better,” he said.
“The hospital is very good, I can’t speak too highly of them.”
Since spending five weeks in isolation, Mr Cornell was happy to be reunited with his wife Jean — who, since recovering from COVID-19, was also in hospital at Healesville.
“It’s not much fun being on your own,” he said.
The couple looked forward to returning home when they are reasonably well.