‘Miracle COVID Patient’ released after 111 days in hospital


MANHASSET, N.Y. (WNBC) — A man who earned the nickname “miracle COVID patient” has been discharged from a hospital in New York. 

Tito Velasquez, 33, spent more than three-and-a-half months hospitalized. 

But during that time, he cheated death multiple times, suffering two strokes and a collapsing lung among other things. 

That’s on top of a coronavirus infection that originally sent him to the hospital. 

But after a battle that involved multiple medical facilities, Velasquez walked out of a rehabilitation center in Manhasset on Monday. 

The medical staff that treated him gave him a big round of applause on his way out. 

He said that giving up was never an option for him. 

Velasquez did not have any underlying conditions before his coronavirus infection. 

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