Nelson Rojas was serenaded by doctors, nurses and other employees at the Orzac Center for Rehabilitation in Valley Stream as he was released after several weeks battling the virus.
Rojas was admitted to Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital on March 26, suffering from low oxygen levels.
According to medical staff, testing revealed that Rojas was COVID-19 positive and in respiratory failure.
Once his condition improved, Rojas was discharged to the Orzac Center for Rehabilitation on April 17.
Rehab therapists say they worked with Rojas to increase his strength and stamina so that he would be able to return home.
The rehabilitation center released Rojas Friday morning after he tested negative for COVID-19 and was well enough to rejoin his family.
MORE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 COVERAGE
Grieving the lost: Tri-State residents who have died
New York City
Where are the testing centers
See how our communities are making a difference
Free educational resources for parents and children
How you can help victims of coronavirus
Share your coronavirus story with Eyewitness News
Stimulus check scams and other coronavirus hoaxes
Coronavirus prevention: how clean are your hands?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on coronavirus
Total count of NYC COVID-19 cases based on patient address