<aCamden male going house from the healthcare facility after fighting COVID-19 for 60 days – WPVI-TV

8July 2020

CAMDEN, New Jersey (WPVI)– Darnell Lewis knows he's one of the lucky ones. He was able to beat COVID-19.

“People, this is real. I flatlined for 5 minutes. I was gone. COVID is genuine,” Lewis said. “Stay in your house. Stay home.”

The 41-year-old Camden, New Jersey resident invested more than 60 days fighting the virus at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden.Doctors say he was on a ventilator for 44 days.RELATED: New Jersey now requires mask-wearing outdoors, Gov. Murphy says Nursing staffers say,

at times, it seemed like Lewis wouldn't pull through, But, they say, he is a fighter.

“We don't give up on anyone but we have actually seen more deaths than I ever thought possible, and to have this one ray of light was truly amazing,” said Elle Sciamanna, a nurse at Virtua.

Due to the pandemic, member of the family couldn't be at the healthcare facility but remained in touch with nurses and were upgraded around the clock.Lewis' mother, Victoria Gandy, states a “thank you” is simply insufficient.

“There are truly no words other than thank God and the personnel. It's more than a wonder,” Gandy said.RELATED: Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. reach 3 million Virtua properly called Lewis'release a “Clap Out,”as they praised his departure from the hospital and his return house. They called him a” COVID miracle.

“”I can't keep saying nothing but thank the Lord and applaud God since that is the reason I am here,” stated Lewis.The nursing personnel at Virtua worries that COVID-19 does not discriminate. They add there were plenty of issues for Lewis.One nurse says it was an”Act of God” that Lewis made it through. Copyright © 2020 WPVI-TV.

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