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Name of Media:

'I had to fight': COVID-19 sends Ontario woman on 87-day battle for survival


Heather Wright, Alexandra Mae Jones

Publisher or Source:

CTV News

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

General Public

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Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:



TORONTO -- Eighty-seven days after first being admitted to hospital to battle COVID-19, Jessie Jacobs was finally discharged Thursday morning.

As the 76-year-old emerged from the hospital, accompanied by the applause of health care workers, the Ontario woman was greeted by family members who haven’t seen her since April.

When she found out she was cleared for discharge, after spending the last three months fighting for her life, she was “nervous,” she told CTV News.

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