On Wednesday, doctors and medical staff applauded the discharge of a 93-year-old Spanish man who had recovered from COVID-19.
The man, whose name was not released, had spent five days in isolation at a hospital in La Seu d’Urgeil.
More than 95 percent of people who have died of coronavirus in Europe have been older than 60, the WHO said on Thursday.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.
For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and can lead to death.