Coronavirus hospital patient

Patient 'died for 25 minutes' after his heart stopped during Covid battle

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An 83-year-old man 'died for 25 minutes' after his heart stopped when he fell ill with coronavirus. Ken Austin, from Salford, said he can't stop thinking how 'lucky' he is to have recovered following his six week ordeal in hospital.

The army veteran's coronavirus symptoms began at the end of August. His wife Winnie said: “He was struggling at home for a few days, he couldn’t eat properly. "So, I rang the Covid nurses who came out and rang an ambulance for him.” Read more: It's lucky she called the ambulance when she did - the day after Ken had a heart attack after being taken to Salford Royal hospital.

Ken spent six weeks in hospital battling the virus. He said: “I was dead for 25 minutes; it wasn’t scary because I didn’t know anything

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