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EXCLUSIVE: Palo Alto woman recovers from coronavirus after being treated with remdesivir

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:54PM

PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Health experts have been advising that seniors with underlying medical conditions are at high risk for COVID-19. A Palo Alto couple both tested positive for the virus. One of them recovered after a short hospital stay, while his wife participated in a clinical trial for a drug being tested to see if it can be an effective treatment. The drug is remdesivir.

Monica's pneumonia began to improve with the drug. She had also been taking antibiotics.

"I think after two days I could see that I was feeling better," she said. "The only thing that was not doing better was my coughing."

Five daily doses of remdesivir paved the way for her hospital discharge after nearly two weeks. She is now recovering at home.