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Colorado First Gentleman Marlon Reis discharged from hospital after two days

Reis had experienced worsening COVID-19 symptoms this weekend
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Posted at 1:55 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 15:55:22-05

DENVER – Colorado First Gentleman Marlon Reis was discharged from the hospital Tuesday two days after he was admitted on Sunday because of worsening COVID-19 symptoms.

Gov. Jared Polis, who is Reis’s spouse, announced Reis was discharged from UCHealth at the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus and said he was feeling well.

“I am so thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff and for the support and well wishes we received from friends, neighbors, and Coloradans during this time,” Reis said in a statement released by the governor’s office. “I hold everyone who has been affected by this deadly virus in my heart.”

Polis’ news release said he drove Reis home Tuesday morning and that doctors advised Reis to continue to take steroids for two more days.

On Monday, the governor’s office said Reis received dexamethasone for inflammation and remdesivir and that he had not required oxygen. The office said that he was looking forward “to returning home soon.”

Polis and Reis both announced on Nov. 28 that they had tested positive for COVID-19. At the time, their symptoms were mild. But Reis was admitted to the hospital on Sunday after experiencing a worsening cough and shortness of breath over the weekend, the governor’s office said.

The governor’s office said Polis is no longer experiencing any symptoms and will return to public work as soon as he is cleared by doctors.