MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- A Columbus, Wis. man is happy to be alive after being discharged from a Madison hospital after a battle again the coronavirus.
Glenn Kindschi was one of the first patients in Madison to be discharged after being successfully treated with the drug Remdesivir, according to UnityPoint Health - Meriter, the hospital where Kindschi was discharged from.
"While not a cure, preliminary results from a clinical trial suggest that the antiviral drug may decrease the duration of illness," according to Meriter.
Kindschi now joins more than 40 other people who have beaten COVID-19 at Meriter hospital.
Meriter says they worked with Wisconsin DHS to get Remdesivir for their patients.