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A 6-year-old Tennessee child with cystic fibrosis beat the coronavirus, he said in a video posted by his mother on Facebook.
“Thank you for all the cards and the prayers and gifts,” said Joseph Bostain at the start of the video. “I am a cystic fibrosis warrior, and I defeated COVID-19. “
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With a smile and a glow, he flexes his right bicep at the end.
Joseph’s mother Sabrina Bostain published an article on her son’s diagnosis on March 19, after he was confirmed, asking his Facebook friends to pray and follow social distancing guidelines.
Her early symptoms included fever, cough, and fatigue, she wrote.
In the following two weeks, Bostain released regular updates on his condition and thank you for the gifts and care packages people had sent to his son.
By March 28, her fever was gone, she writes.
“Every day is a better day,” she wrote on Sunday. “Joseph had a wonderful night’s sleep and [is] always without fever. Thank God! “
Finally, on April 1, she posted a video with the caption: “Today Joseph can tell you how he is doing!” “
Bostain and her husband Timothy have five children, according to her Facebook profile.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States exceeded 300,000 on Saturday, with at least 8,162 deaths.
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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee joined more than three dozen other states on Monday when he issued a statewide home order to try to slow the spread of the virus. The state recorded at least 3,067 cases on Friday, up from 1,834 at the start of the week, according to the governor’s office.