Assemblyman Brian Miller moves out of ICU, where he's been treated for coronavirus since March

After being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in March with coronavirus, Assemblyman Brian Miller announced Tuesday that he has been moved out of the ICU at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Posted: Apr 28, 2020 4:42 PM

After being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with coronavirus in March, Assemblyman Brian Miller, R-101, announced Tuesday that he has been moved out of the ICU at St. Luke’s Hospital.

“As I start the process of rehabilitation today, I feel extremely fortunate and truly blessed. Those who have been so thoughtful, kind and supportive have all been part of a miracle,” said Miller.

Miller, 60, was tested on March 20 and received his diagnosis a week later. 

He says he has an immense amount of gratitude for the hospital staff that has treated him over the past month.

“There are no words to express the amount of appreciation I have for the professionals at Mohawk Valley Health Systems. Their constant care and unwavering attention during my illness will never be forgotten. They are a credit to health care workers who fight this battle every day, putting themselves at risk in order to help others,” said Miller. “As I start the process of rehabilitation today, I feel extremely fortunate and truly blessed. Those who have been so thoughtful, kind and supportive have all been part of a miracle.”

Miller says he thanks not only the hospital staff, but the community for showing him support during such a difficult time.

“I also want to extend my heartfelt thanks to those who offered their support and encouragement during the past several weeks. The outpouring of love from our community and from people throughout New York was profoundly moving. This has been an extremely difficult time for me and my family, but the thoughts and prayers of so many have helped in more ways than I could have imagined,” he said.

While dealing with the effects of coronavirus first hand, Miller is encouraging residents to follow guidelines put in place by health professionals for their own safety, and the safety of others.

“I want to encourage all New Yorkers to take every possible precaution to stay safe and healthy. Listen to the advice of medical professionals. Follow recommended preventative measures and guidance like hand-washing, wearing masks and social distancing. While I am blessed to take an important step, I recognize that there is no instant recovery from this illness. Our fight – and my fight – against COVID-19 is far from over,” he said.

Miller represents the 101st Assembly district, which includes portions of Delaware, Herkimer, Oneida, Orange, Ostego, Sullivan, and Ulster counties.

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