Keith Watson, from Worcestershire, was admitted for surgery after a fall but developed a high temperature and tested positive for COVID-19.
His daughter-in-law Jo Watson, said he is “amazing for his age” but “bemused” by the reaction to his recovery. She said following a Facebook post from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, “it’s all gone bit mad”.
Speaking to BBC Hereford and Worcester, Mrs Watson said: “He’s doing OK, he was discharged yesterday. “We didn’t know anything about this Facebook page until a member of the family had it pop up and it’s gone a bit mad.
“Having gone in for the operation is one thing and then when we learnt he was tested positive we were thinking the worst… but he’s amazing for his age”.