RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A 60-year-old Southern California man was able to reunite with his family after beating the novel coronavirus last weekend.
The team at at hospital in Riverside, California cheered on Carlos Calderon as he was discharged Saturday evening.
Calderon has diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma. He spent 13 days in the hospital and he was also in the intensive care unit.
He was intubated and had to be continuously flipped to breathe.
Hospital officials say he lost 25 to 30 pounds during his battle.
Calderon is now reunited with his wife Leticia and his children Kathy and Carlos. His children also contracted coronavirus weeks before and self-isolated. They only had mild symptoms.
Riverside Community Hospital has saved the lives of 550 COVID-19 patients.