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From Coma to Recovery: Loyola Medicine's First COVID-19 patient

On March 3, Ted Roberts contracted COVID-19 while on a business trip. Over the next few weeks, Mr. Roberts developed a dry cough, fever and other symptoms.

After his wife Ellen called Mr. Roberts' primary care physician at Loyola, she immediately rushed him to Loyola University Medical Center. Mr. Roberts spend the next two weeks at Loyola, battling for his life as pulmonologist Kevin Simpson, MD, and dozens of other Loyola specialists and nurses worked to keep him alive.

As he began to recover, nurses helped him to regain his ability to move and walk again. Six months later, Mr. Roberts says he's never felt better and has made a full recovery.