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This coronavirus 'miracle patient' survived the virus after 64 days

Not all coronavirus stories are tragic, especially this one in particular

Jak Connor | May 12, 2020 at 3:32 am CDT (1 min, 12 secs time to read)

With so much terrible coronavirus-related information spilling into the news, it's becoming quite hard to come across a nice story that has the words 'coronavirus' attached to it.

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Well, not everything is a dire situation, or at least that isn't the case anymore for 54-year-old Gregg Garfield, who was just discharged from a California hospital after spending longer than two months there barely surviving. Garfield has now been deemed the "miracle patient" by the doctors and nurses working at the hospital as he, unfortunately, contracted a severe case of COVID-19. Against the odds, Garfield survived the virus, which attacked his vital organs.

Garfield was put on a ventilator, and according to Dr. Daniel Dea, "I believe there is a 70 percent or above mortality rate for COVID patients that go on a ventilator. So for him to survive with a near full recovery is amazing. He's our miracle patient. It kind of reaffirms all the hard work that we do." Click here to see the video of Garfield leaving the hospital with the assistance of his girlfriend and sister. The video has since gone viral, and Garfield has become an icon for the few positive coronavirus stories out there.

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Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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