Coronavirus News: Pediatric patient who beat COVID-19 gets joyous sendoff from hospital staff in NYC

STATEN ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- Hospital staff cheered and applauded as a young man was released from a hospital in Staten Island on Tuesday after recovering from COVID-19.

The newly discharged patient was sent home to the loving arms of his family after a joyous sendoff from the hospital staff at Richmond University Medical Center.



The patient was one of the youngest treated at RUMC for coronavirus.

He was treated by Dr. Melissa Grageda and many of the nurses and staff in the hospital's pediatrics department.

"It's the best part of my job to see a critical patient with COVID-19 improve and go home to his family," Dr. Grageda said. "I feel blessed to be part of such a dedicated RUMC team that makes this happen."

To date, over 180 COVID-19 positive patients have been treated and released from RUMC.

MORE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 COVERAGE





UPDATES
Grieving the lost: Tri-State residents who have died
New York state
New Jersey
Connecticut
Long Island

RESOURCES
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

RELATED INFORMATION

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
Copyright © 2020 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.