BUTLER COUNTY (KDKA) — The first coronavirus patient treated at the Butler Memorial Hospital ICU was released.

On Tuesday, Karen Rich was wheeled out of the hospital.

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She received applause from doctors and nurses.

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She survived the virus after spending time on a ventilator.

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On her way out, Rich thanked the medical team and gave a hug to a nurse.

“I want to thank Butler Health Systems for saving my life,” Rich said in a YouTube video shared by Butler Health System.

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“Karen gives praise to God for answering so many prayers and thanks the entire BHS medical team for saving her life,” Butler Health System said on YouTube.