California Man With 1% Chance of Survival Released From Hospital After Two-Month COVID-19 Battle

Source: USA Today »

Gregg Garfield was in the hospital due to coronavirus for 64 days. For 31 of those days, he was on a ventilator.

Garfield, 54, was “patient zero” at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, about 10 miles north of Los Angeles. He had a 1% chance of survival. And he beat the odds, leaving the hospital on Friday.

He became ill and was hospitalized after a February trip to northern Italy — an early source of coronavirus infections — with a dozen of his friends.

“The disease kicked off, and my immune system just ate me alive,” Garfield told KCAL-TV in Los Angeles.

An avid skier who considers himself an athletic person, Garfield was on the verge of losing his fight with coronavirus…

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