97-Year Old COVID-19 Patient Recovers at Medical City Dallas

Kathryn Simonson has returned home after 49 days in the hospital

Medical City Dallas

A 97-year-old Medical City Dallas patient has recovered from COVID-19.

Kathyrn Simonson was discharged from the hospital on Thursday as nurses and patient care teams cheered.

Simonson was admitted to Medical City Dallas on March 26 with a high fever and altered mental status. She spent 49 days in the hospital, 20 of which were spent in a COVID-19 unit.

Simonson tested negative for COVID-19 twice before she was discharged.

Nurses applauded as Simonson was wheeled out of the rehabilitation unit, and Simonson thanked the healthcare professionals who saved her life.

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