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Las Vegas man recovers from coronavirus after losing wife

Posted at 2:05 PM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 03:10:02-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas resident is giving others a reason for hope in the battle against coronavirus.

Gregorio Chavez defeated coronavirus and rang the bell at Encompass Health to mark a successful recovery on Friday.

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He was originally admitted to Sunrise Hospital on March 12, according to his daughters, and was put on a ventilator.

His wife was admitted on March 14 and passed away on March 24.

His determination to conquer COVID-19 is driven by the memory of his wife and he is now walking with assistance.

Chavez is a 22-year employee of the Bellagio hotel-casino and is a father of 4.