AUSTIN, Texas - For the first time in over two months, Austin’s first confirmed COVID-19 patient and his family are reunited.
On Saturday, the patient, who out of respect and privacy, will remain anonymous, was released from St. David’s Rehabilitation Facility.
The man, who is in his sixties, first contracted the virus in early March. He spent over 30 days on a ventilator and weeks in the ICU. Once stable, he was moved to the rehab facility to regain the strength he lost.
When he first started rehab, he was unable to perform the simplest of tasks. Such as sitting up or moving to the end of the bed. Now, after weeks of intensive therapy, he’s able to walk with a walker and perform simple day-to-day tasks.
FOX 7 AUSTIN spoke to a family member of the patient and they said they are happy to have him home and the doctors, nurses and rehab team helped save his life.
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