Gabriella Acosta spent more than two weeks at Staten island University Hospital.
She had COVID-19-related pneumonia and respiratory failure.
Acosta spent 15 days on a ventilator while she fought to survive.
But on Wednesday, she was wheeled out of the hospital to a chorus of applause.
"She had overcome a great hurdle and her mother was at her bedside for that entire time so the clapout was for mom as well as her daughter," Dr. Pamela Feuer said.
Dr. Pam* Feuer said Acosta had some other chronic conditions like lung disease, diabetes and obesity which made her predisposed to serious COVID-19 symptoms.
MORE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 COVERAGE
COVID-19 Help, Information and Resources
New York state
Grieving the lost: Tri-State residents who have died
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