Navy veteran heads home after more than 100 days at LI hospital battling coronavirus

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 18:28:18-04

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY — A recovered 70-year-old coronavirus patient headed home Monday after more than 100 days at a Long Island hospital.

Leonardo Gonzalez was picked up by his wife, who also suffered from coronavirus, and three of his five children. Wife Delia Gonzalez was hospitalized at Mercy Medical Center for 45 days.

They were both admitted to the hospital on March 24 and both were intubated, their children told PIX11.

Medical staff gave Mr. Gonzalez, a retired auxiliary police officer and veteran of the Marines, a sendoff as he headed home.