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Coronavirus Kent: First patient with Covid-19 who needed ICU treatment at Medway Maritime Hospital discharged

Clapping and cheering has broken out in a hospital today the first patient to have needed intensive care treatment for coronavirus was allowed to go home.

The man was discharged from Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, leading to joyous scenes.

In a video posted on Facebook, the hospital's teams said: "Wonderful feeling for our patient and staff as we discharge our first former ICU Covid-19 patient.

"Amazing care by our respiratory, ICU and ward teams, plus amazing nursing."

As the patient was wheeled through the corridors, medical teams stood and clapped and cheered.

It comes just two days after another Covid-19 positive patient, who became the first to be admitted to intensive care at Darent Valley Hospital, in Dartford, was able to leave.

In similar scenes, huge applause greeted Dartford Uber driver Biniam Kidane, 43, who had spent almost three weeks at the hospital.

Biniam, originally from Eritrea and has lived in the UK for the last 15 years, became unwell after a holiday to Venice to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, March 22 and during his time there neede

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