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Colorado governor’s partner released from hospital after COVID-19 treatment

Greg Nash

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’s (D) partner Marlon Reis was released from the hospital on Tuesday after receiving treatment for COVID-19.

Polis took Reis, Colorado’s first gentlemen, to the hospital on Sunday evening after Reis was experiencing “shortness of breath and a worsening cough.” But he was allowed to return home from UCHealth at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on Tuesday.

A press release from the governor’s office said Reis is “feeling well” and was advised to continue to take dexamethasone for inflammation and remdesivir for two more days.

“I am so thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff and for the support and well-wishes we have received from friends, neighbors, and Coloradans during this time,” Reis said in a statement.

“I hold everyone who has been affected by this deadly virus in my heart,” he added. “Jared and I continue to encourage our fellow Coloradans to remain vigilant, wear masks, stay six feet apart, avoid gatherings, and wash your hands regularly.”

Polis drove Reis home on Tuesday as the governor continues to not experience symptoms. The governor’s office indicated that he will return to public activities once doctors give him the go-ahead. 

The couple was diagnosed with coronavirus about two weeks ago, shortly after Thanksgiving, prompting Polis to conduct his gubernatorial duties remotely. 

Before his diagnosis, Colorado’s governor extended the statewide mask mandate in the state for another 30 days. 

Colorado has documented between 3,000 and 7,000 new COVID-19 cases per day over the past seven days, according to The COVID Tracking Project. The state’s hospitalizations reached a high of almost 2,000 last week before dipping to 1,750 current hospitalizations on Monday. 

In total, Colorado has seen 253,489 confirmed cases and 2,776 fatalities.

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