A MAN aged 101 has returned home after beating coronavirus while in hospital.

Centenarian Keith spent the last two weeks battling the virus at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust shared a photograph of Keith (his surname has not been revealed) with staff on Ward 12 at the hospital.

The post said: "Well done to everyone on Ward 12 at the Alexandra Hospital for looking after Keith so well for the past two weeks."

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Matthew Hopkins, chief executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Our staff across all our hospitals are doing a magnificent job in working to put patients first through one of the most challenging periods in the history of the NHS.

"This includes frontline staff working under tremendous pressure looking after coronavirus patients and also those working tirelessly behind the scenes to support them.

“We are delighted that Keith could be safely discharged home. This is a huge morale boost for our staff who are working day in day out to provide the best possible care for our patients.”

 “It is important that local people do everything they can to reduce the pressure on our hospitals by following the latest social distancing guidance and maintaining scrupulous hand hygiene.”