43-year-old man released from hospital after battle with COVID-19

Posted at 10:47 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 11:47:12-04

MILWAUKEE — A 43-year-old man has been released from an area hospital after fighting for his life due to COVID-19.

Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin said that Leo, 43, was released from the hospital on Tuesday after being hospitalized for coronavirus since March 20.

Leo had suffered respiratory failure and cardiac arrest during his battle. He was on a ventilator for eight days.

“Thank you for saving my life. I want to thank every single person from the nurses to the doctors – everybody who helped me. You did it. God bless you guys," Leo told hospital staff.

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