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Colorado First Gentleman Marlon Reis discharged from hospital following stay for COVID-19 treatment

This Oct. 15, 2020, file photo shows Colorado Governor Jared Polis, back, looking on as First...
This Oct. 15, 2020, file photo shows Colorado Governor Jared Polis, back, looking on as First Gentleman Marlon Reis speaks during a news conference in downtown Denver. The governor's office has released a statement that Reis is in the hospital because of worsening symptoms from COVID-19.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Published: Dec. 6, 2020 at 6:36 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2020 at 5:29 PM MST
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DENVER, Colo. (KKTV) - First Gentleman Marlon Reis is back home following a brief hospital stay for COVID-19.

Reis and Gov. Jared Polis both tested positive for the virus over a week ago. As recently as Friday, the governor’s office said both men were doing well aside from sleeplessness and mild headaches. Reis’ symptoms worsened Saturday and he was taken to the hospital for monitoring.

“Over the last 24 hours, First Gentleman Marlon Reis started to experience a slightly worsening cough and shortness of breath on day eight after being diagnosed with COVID,” the governor’s office said in a statement Sunday evening. “As a precaution, the first gentleman has been transported to the hospital for review and treatment.”

The governor’s office updated Monday that Reis’ oxygen saturation was normal and he had not required supplemental oxygen. He reportedly received dexamethasone for inflammation and remdesivir; both are treatments President Donald Trump received during his bout with the virus in October.

Tuesday, the governor’s office announced the treatments were successful and Reis had been discharged.

“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. Jared and I continue to encourage our fellow Coloradans to remain vigilant, wear masks, stay 6 feet apart, avoid gatherings, and wash your hands regularly.”

Polis continues to experience the same mild symptoms he has throughout the illness.

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