January 31 Tom Moore, a centenarian of the United Kingdom, who raised tens of millions of pounds to fight against the coronavirus pandemic, was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and was hospitalized on the 31st.
Moore’s daughter Hannah issued a statement on social media on the same day that Moore had been quarantined at home after testing positive for COVID-19 last week, and was sent to the hospital on the 31st due to breathing difficulties and needed additional help.
Hannah said Moore is currently in the general ward and is not in the intensive care unit.
According to reports, Moore has not been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus due to the previous pneumonia treatment.
British Prime Minister Johnson sent a message on social media on the same day expressing his condolences to Moore and wishing him a speedy recovery.
Moore is a World War II veteran in Bedfordshire, central England.
He launched the Walking Fundraising Challenge in April 2020, with the goal of walking around his yard 100 times with a walker before his centennial on April 30, and to raise a donation of 1,000 pounds for anti-pandemic medical staff.
His good deeds inspired and touched countless people, and people around the world gave generously, eventually raising more than 32 million pounds for the British NHS, which led Moore to set the Guinness World Record for the most personal fundraising by walking.
According to the data released by the British government on the 31st, 21,088 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added in the country on the same day, with a total of 3817,176 confirmed cases and 106,158 deaths.