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Longest COVID survivor returns home after 243 days of treatment


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

19th Jan, 2021. 09:04 pm
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British pilot Nicholas Synnott

A British pilot Nicholas Synnott, 59 is known as the longest COVID-19 survivor as he was discharged after getting treatment for 243 days.

The British pilot was rushed to hospital last March in Texas after falling ill with the deadly virus outbreak in Houston.

The 59-year-old was admitted to UT Health and Memorial Hermann Hospital in the city where he was placed on a ventilator and heart and lung machine.

He was treated there for eight months, with his wife Nicola by his side every day.

The average Covid hospital stay in the US is three to five days. But Nicholas spent eight months at UT Health and Memorial Hermann Hospital.

British pilot Nicholas Synnott

British pilot Nicholas Synnott

Dr Biswajit Kar, a cardiologist who treated Mr Synnott, said: “Every organ of his body was affected by Covid-19.

“But yet, because his health was so good as a pilot prior to the illness, he could sustain all this and survive something as serious as this.”

Nicholas said he hopes to return to Houston to visit the zoo which he could see every day from his hospital window.

Moreover, The virus survivor has said he hopes Derek Draper, husband of GMB host Kate Garraway beats his record as the British patient who returns home after the longest stay in hospital with Covid-19.

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