Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome
coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is designated as a global pandemic. Elderly men with underlying
medical conditions are more susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and usually develop severe/
critical illness, therefore more attention we should be paid to them.
Objective: Describe methods that may help old patients with COVID-19 recover.
Methods: A case of a 91-year-old male COVID-19 patient in Haihe Hospital, Tianjin, China, has
been reported here who survived after receiving supportive medical treatment and psychological
Results: In addition to medical interventions, psychological support may be needed to better treat
COVID-19 patients, including the elderly.
Conclusion: Special care should be provided for elderly COVID-19 patients. Mutual understanding
and support between patients and health-care workers are essential during this pandemic.