Coronavirus News: 5,000th COVID-19 patient released from Hackensack Meridian Health

EDISON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Amid so much tragedy during this pandemic, there also continues to be a reason to celebrate.

Hackensack Meridian Health celebrated the 5,000th COVID-19 discharge across its hospitals.

The patient had spent 26 days at JFK Medical Center in Edison where he had been put on a ventilator.

He has now made a full recovery.

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