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Klobuchar's husband back home after virus hospitalization

John Bessler, seen next to his wife Sen. Amy Klobuchar, has been released from a hospital. John Bessler, seen next to his wife Sen. Amy Klobuchar, has been released from a hospital. |  Photo: KSTP-TV file

Updated: March 26, 2020 04:40 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says her husband has been released from the hospital and is recovering from the coronavirus at home.

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Klobuchar announced Monday in a statement that her husband, John Bessler, had the coronavirus and was hospitalized with pneumonia and low oxygen.

On Thursday, she said he “took a good turn” and was released from the hospital.

“Thanks to all who sent kind words and prayers for my husband John. He has coronavirus and has been in the hospital for pneumonia and low oxygen. He took a good turn, was just released and is now recovering at home. Thanks to those who cared for him and for all front line health care workers,” Klobuchar said in a news release.

Bessler initially thought he had a cold, but quarantined himself anyway. He got tested after he began coughing up blood.

Klobuchar said earlier this week that she had not seen Bessler in 14 days and she did not get a test herself.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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