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Yorktown Man Returns to Health After Months-Long COVID-19 Battle

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

By BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER November 23, 2020 at 10:30 AM YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Vinny Malvarosa, a 51-year-old Yorktown resident, went to the emergency room on Wednesday, March 11, with a fever. “I thought I would be gone two or three hours,” he said. “Instead, I was gone 103 days.” At the hospital, Malvarosa was diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia and tested positive for COVID-19. Around midnight on Saturday, March 14, he was intubated and slipped into a month-long coma. “One doctor said when she was given my case, she was told I wouldn’t live beyond the next couple of days,” Malvarosa said. “Somehow, I persevered and woke up sometime in mid-April. I couldn’t lift my arm to scratch my nose, but I was alive.” Malvarosa spent the next two months in a rehab...
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Patients receive long-term treatment to recover from effects of coronavirus

Monday, Nov 23, 2020

Felicia Bolton

Posted: NOV 22, 2020 / 07:22 AM CST | Updated: NOV 22, 2020 / 07:22 AM CST

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (NewsNation Now) — Doctors at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Connecticut have created a program to treat patients dealing with the lingering effects of coronavirus.

For many COVID-19 patients, the joy of testing negative is often overshadowed by the remaining symptoms of the disease. With the help of doctors, patients are able to slowly return to a ”normal” life.

Vic Gara says his recovery is still in the works today.  

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