Courageous COVID patient discharged from hospital

PHOTO PROVIDED Mount Nittany Medical Center staff cheer on Betty Knouse as she is discharged after spending more than 30 days hospitalized with COVID-19.

When Betty Knouse couldn’t shake what she and her doctor first believed to be a nagging sinus infection, she never imagined that she would eventually test positive for COVID-19. Now, more than 30 days after being hospitalized with the virus, the 89-year-old Port Matilda woman packed her bags and headed home. Knouse was discharged this week from Mount Nittany Medical Center.

“I knew I could fight this and win,” says Knouse. “You just have to have faith. God will heal you.”

Knouse isn’t the only one who had faith in her ability to successfully battle coronavirus. Peter Thomas, DO, Mount Nittany Physician Group hospitalist program, says Knouse had a fighting spirit from the very beginning.


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