• Wed. May 18th, 2022

Israel’s first seriously ill Corona patient has recovered


Tuesday morning came the sad news that two women, aged 49 and 50, became the 17th and 18th victims of Corona in Israel. But fortunately, there are also positive stories. A 38-year-old bus driver from East Jerusalem, who has been in the hospital and has been on a respirator since March 5, has now been discharged from the hospital after recovering completely, writes the Times of Israel.

-It has been a really tough month, the hardest month of my life. To begin with, I got oxygen. I could not even get out of bed, says the man, who is only identified as Johnny after being discharged from Baruch Padeh Medical Center in Tiberias.

The 38-year-old was the first to become seriously ill with Corona in Israel. The bus driver was infected by a group of Greek tourists he was driving for. For a time, his condition was so severe that he hovered between life and death. On Monday he went home to his wife and three children aged 10, 2 years and 7 months.

-I have not seen baby Alex for over a month. It has been hard. The first thing I want to do now is go home and see my kids. I really miss the family – they have also been isolated and have not been outside the home, says Johnny.

For a period, the hospital treated the 38-year-old man with the Ebola drug Remdesivir, but no further information has been released about his treatment. The bus driver thanks the hospital for saving his life.

-I feel this team has saved my life. It is only because of them that I can stand here on my feet again, he says as he leaves the hospital.

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