Arizona lawmaker released from hospital after COVID-19 fight

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FILE - This May 23, 2019, file photo shows Democratic Rep. Lorenzo Sierra of Avondale during a budget conference in Phoenix. The Arizona lawmaker has been intubated and admitted to the intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment of COVID-19, legislative officials announced Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Sierra was visiting family in Washington when he and his wife fell ill.(AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)

An Arizona lawmaker who was critically ill with COVID-19 has been released from a hospital, his wife announced Wednesday.

Democratic Rep. Lorenzo Sierra of Avondale will recover for a few days in the Washington area before returning to Arizona, his wife, Rhonda Cagleposted on Twitter.

“(Sierra) has made nothing short of a miraculous recovery. We are so grateful!” Cagle wrote alongside a photo of the couple smiling in a vehicle.

Sierra spent several days on a ventilator in an intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore last week. Sierra and Cagle were visiting relatives in the Washington area when both became sick with the coronavirus.

Republished with the permission of the Associated Press.