In the UK, the patient who was treated for COVID-19 for the longest time in the country has died.

Jason Kelk spent 13 and half months in the hospital, most of it on a ventilator. At the beginning of this week, the 49-year-old man decided that he could no longer live like this, refused treatment, moved to a hospice, where he died on Friday, June 18.

Kelk had two comorbidities-diabetes and asthma, and his kidneys were severely damaged by the coronavirus. The man could only breathe with the help of machines. He briefly got better earlier this year.

He was even able to go outside and communicate with his family. However, in May, he became worse, and although the antibiotics began to help, Jason decided to stop treatment.