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VIDEO: Valleywise Health doctors, nurses, cheer as recovered COVID-19 patient leaves hospital

Posted at 4:19 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 19:19:48-04

PHOENIX — Hope. It's a sentiment that we can all connect with right now, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We see it every day in the videos and photos shared during our newscasts and on social media. Neighbors coming together to wish someone a happy birthday from their front lawn or a parade of vehicles to celebrate someone's big moment Messages of hope written in chalk on driveways. And the doctors and nurses boarding flights to help those cities and towns most affected by the virus right now.

On Friday, Valleywise Health shared its own message of hope: a video of the doctors, nurses and other staff members who work there lined up, clapping and cheering as a patient, who has reportedly recovered from COVID-19, is on his or her way out of the Phoenix hospital to continue their recovery at home. You can watch the video in the player above.

The 34-second video does not show the patient to protect his or her privacy, a spokesperson said, "but as you will see they received a rousing and positive send-off as they now return home after more than a week at Valleywise Health."

As of Friday, there have been 3,112 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. There have been 92 reported deaths as a result of the virus.