Coronavirus

MA EMT Leaves Hospital after Battling COVID-19

An encouraging sign held up by a friend when EMT Todd Beaudet was released from the hospital in May. (Photo/Methuen Fire Department)

Atlantic/Cataldo Ambulance Service EMT Todd Beaudet is home after being hospitalized for 107 days while battling COVID-19.

Beaudet, 49, spent 46 days at Tufts Medical Center in Boston followed by 61 at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, according to a report by The Eagle-Tribune. He was intubated for 40 days at Tufts.

First responders lined the street when he was first released from Tufts in May. He was released in mid-July to his home in Melrose, where he uses a walker and is undergoing physical therapy.

“I had to learn to walk again. It’s crazy how it hits people differently,” explained Beaudet.

He believes he contracted the virus while he was exposed to a positive patient.

Beaudet says he hopes to get back to work as soon as possible.