Coronavirus: Amy Klobuchar's husband released from the hospital

He had been on oxygen after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
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Sen. Klobuchar with her husband John and their daughter Abigail.

Sen. Klobuchar with her husband John and their daughter Abigail.

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has shared a positive update on the condition of her husband, who has contracted COVID-19.

John Bessler, a law professor at the University of Baltimore, required hospital treatment in Virginia after contracting the novel coronavirus, after he started coughing up blood and ultimately required oxygen treatment.

However, in an update on Thursday, the Minnesota senator said he has recovered sufficiently to be released from the hospital.

"Thanks to all who sent kind words & prayers for my husband John," she tweeted.

"He has coronavirus & has been in the hospital for pneumonia & low oxygen. He took a good turn, was just released & is now recovering at home! Thanks to those who cared for him & for all front line health care workers."

Klobuchar was in Minnesota and Bessler in Washington D.C. when he came down with the coronavirus symptoms.

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As they had been in different places for the previous two weeks, Klobuchar was outside of the 14-day incubation period for COVID-19, and so she was advised by her doctor not to get a test, which are in limited supply in the United States.

On Monday, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced that her brother Ron had died from COVID-19 over the weekend.

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