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Donnellson welcomes recovered COVID-19 patient home

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Residents in Donnellson, Iowa welcomed home a recovered COVID-19 patient on Friday.

Family and friends made signs, cheered, and honked their horns in a celebratory parade for Kim Armstrong's return home after beating the virus.

Armstrong was admitted to the E-R on April 10th. Within the next five days, she was diagnosed with the coronavirus and fought it for almost three months.

Armstrong says, "The next day I said 'I got to, there's no way I'm going to lay in a bed the rest of my life.' Just stay strong, stay fighting. If you don't have it wear your mask. "

Her son, Dan Workman, says "Then we put together a Facebook event, to try and reach out to the community so that everyone that wanted a chance to see mom, and give her a wave or say some words of encouragement could have that opportunity."

Armstrong also says she wanted to thank all the doctors and nurses while she was in the hospital.

Armstrong's message is especially important tonight because the Lee County Health Department reported four additional positive tests. Those include two middle-aged adults and two elderly adults. Lee County now has a total of 54 positive tests.

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