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First Gentleman Marlon Reis released from hospital after COVID-19 treatment

He'll continue to take steroids for two more days but is "feeling well."

BOULDER, Colo. — Colorado First Gentleman Marlon Reis was released from the hospital Tuesday after being admitted over the weekend for treatment of symptoms related to COVID-19, the governor's office announced.

Reis was diagnosed with COVID-19 ten days ago.

“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,” said Reis. “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 six feet apart, avoid gatherings and wash your hands regularly.”

According to o an earlier statement, Reise experienced normal oxygen levels on Monday, one day after he was admitted to the hospital. That statement also said that he received dexamethasone for inflammation and remdesivir, a therapy also used on Pres. Donald Trump when he was treated for side effects related to the coronavirus in October.

Reis has not required oxygen, the statement said.

On Tuesday he said he's feeling well and was advised by his doctor to take the steroids for two more days. 

He was treated at UCHealth at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and drive home this morning by Governor Polis who was also diagnosed with COVID-19.

The governor is not experiencing any symptoms at this time and will return to public activities as soon as doctors clear him to be around others. 

The governor's partner started to experience a slightly worsening cough and shortness of breath over the weekend. As a precaution, a news release said Reis went to the hospital for review and treatment on the eighth day after his diagnosis.

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The governor's office announced on Nov. 28 that Polis and Reis had tested positive for the virus, but they were both asymptomatic at the time.

Polis is not experiencing any additional symptoms, his office said. 

The release said Polis drove Reis to the hospital himself.


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