Widow of first Broome County COVID-19 victim released from hospital

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — It has been a difficult six weeks for Sandra Polakovich and her family, but on Wednesday, she returned home from the hospital. After spending more than two weeks at UHS a second time, Polakovich’s COVID-19 test came back negative, and she was released again. Polakovich was rushed to the ICU at UHS Wilson Medical Center on March 27. This was about a week after her 83-year-old husband, William, became the first person in Broome County to die from virus. On Wednesday, hospital staff members held a socially-distanced celebration to honor Polakovich and her incredible journey. She spent four days on a ventilator before being released from the hospital for the first time and told to quarantine at home. She was readmitted into the hospital shortly afterward.last_img

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