‘This is not a joke’: Puna man recounts long battle against COVID-19
By KELSEY WALLING Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Thursday, July 29, 2021, 12:05 a.m.
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Frederick Tibayan is cheered on by medical staff Wednesday after being released from Hilo Medical Center after 49 days battling COVID-19. Tibayan spent 20 days in intensive care and lost more than 55 pounds.
After 49 days in the hospital, Frederick Tibayan was released from Hilo Medical Center on Wednesday after a nearly fatal bout with COVID-19.