Today, we all got the good news we've been waiting for months to hear - it has been confirmed that over 300,000 people have recovered from the deadly virus sweeping the globe.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to read a selection of the most heartwarming recovery stories from all over the world...
As you will all be well aware by now, the world is currently under siege by a devastating and deadly virus.
via: GettySince December 2019, global headlines have been adorned by continuously terrifying news about the spread of the notorious virus.
And, at first glance, the statistics are terrifying.
via: GettySo far, over a million people have been infected with the virus, and a further 90,087 have sadly passed away as a result.
It's been a truly dire couple of months.
via: GettyIn a bid to combat the spread of the virus, various world leaders have imposed lockdowns upon their countries.
Millions are now quarantined to their homes...
via: GettyWith strict social-distancing rules preventing them from having any physical contact with friends and loved ones.
It's an undeniably difficult time...
via: GettyAnd the only thing getting many people through these dark times is the idea that, by remaining self-isolated, they are helping to slowly rid the world of the devastating pandemic.
And now, they may just be getting the news they've been hoping for.
via: GettyNews has come in today that is a truly remarkable milestone in the ongoing fight against this virus.
Because, after months and months of bad news...
via: GettyI think it's about time we had a little bit of good news, don't you?
Well, here we go...Over 300,000 people have recovered from the virus.
via: GettyAccording to Worldometers, approximately 342,273 people have made full recoveries, which is around twenty-three-percent.
This is incredible.
via: GettyAnd, even more incredibly, the true figure is likely to be much higher because some countries are only testing coronavirus patients who require hospital treatment.
It is a huge step in the right direction.
via: GettyBecause, the more recoveries we have, the quicker we can return to normal life.
And, since the news broke, many heartwarming recovery stories have been emerging...
via: GettyThat show patients and medical workers alike celebrating their own medical victories. Keep scrolling to see some of the best ones...
One recovery patient was discharged to a round of applause...
This is Hylton’s incredible story. He was seriously ill in hospital with #coronavirus & even missed his own dad’s… https://t.co/itRCdl3NaC— Dan Walker (@Dan Walker)1586444343.0
Here is the incredible moment medical workers at Wuhan's last coronavirus hospital finally removed their masks.
Masks off in Wuhan as the last makeshift Coronavirus hospital closes. All 16 makeshift hospitals in the region have… https://t.co/eFzluQOTzb— Polycarp Hinga® 🇰🇪 (@Polycarp Hinga® 🇰🇪)1584094527.0
Firefighters surprised their colleague who had recently recovered from the virus.
A @MiamiDadeFire firefighter recovering from the coronavirus in the hospital was surprised by his colleagues who ca… https://t.co/YDmQXbOsZW— WSVN 7 News (@WSVN 7 News)1585947000.0
Footage from Egypt shows how the celebrations have been happening all over the world.Egyptian medics were filmed surprising and embracing a Swedish patient who had just been given the all-clear.
A ninety-three-year-old patient defied all odds by beating the virus.
RECOVERY COMPLETE: Celebratory scenes as 93-year-old patient is discharged from hospital after beating coronavirus.… https://t.co/sujdqQLjfv— ABC News (@ABC News)1585945507.0
This new mom was diagnosed with the virus shortly after giving birth...
CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY: Capital Regional Medical Center says a woman who recently gave birth and tested positive for… https://t.co/BNv34BtFun— WCTV Eyewitness News (@WCTV Eyewitness News)1586444552.0
This patient was given the best send off.
THIS is what recovery looks like. Love seeing these Georgia nurses and hospital staff sending a coronavirus patien… https://t.co/qOx8ZbkcHi— Linda Stouffer (@Linda Stouffer)1586341351.0
These Baltimore medics even choreographed a dance routine with their patient...
A young #baltimore man on his way to recovery from #covid and the hospital staff having a great time doing the… https://t.co/rOAQr8eyZG— quickwiththetea (@quickwiththetea)1586313203.0
And, last but not least...
Our first patient from the intensive care unit in our Emergency Field Hospital in Italy was released to go home! Pr… https://t.co/Zbik5S5vki— Samaritans Purse CAN (@Samaritans Purse CAN)1586198190.0