1st person in Israel in serious condition from COVID-19 recovers

The first person in Israel to be hospitalized in serious condition from the coronavirus has recovered and been released from the hospital.

In a video from Baruch Padeh Medical Center, a doctor says the patient, a 38-year-old bus driver from East Jerusalem, was the first person who required a ventilator in Israel to recover from the virus.

He was hospitalized on March 4 after driving a group of Greek tourists who were later confirmed to have the virus.

The hospital said earlier this month that he was the first person in Israel to be treated with Remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug developed by Gilead Sciences.

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