“This is the hardest thing I have ever faced in my life.” – State Rep. Chris Latvala, Florida’s 67th District
Tampa Bay Times – State Rep. Chris Latvala has been hospitalized for a second time due to COVID-19.
“I am back in the hands of medical professionals at Largo Medical (Center),” Latvala wrote Friday evening on his Facebook page.
In a text message Saturday afternoon, Latvala, a Clearwater Republican, confirmed he was still hospitalized, but did not provide more details about his symptoms.
Latvala announced nearly a week ago that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
He had a short stay at Largo Medical Center after his positive test, according to his Facebook posts. On Tuesday, he wrote that he expected to be discharged that day and would finish his recovery at home.
But on Friday evening, Latvala posted that he was back in the hospital. He wrote that he was putting his hands in “the Great Physician above” and in the medical experts handling his care.
“Millions of people around the world … have worst cases than I,” he wrote. “Countless doctors and nurses died giving care to their patients. By any and all those measures I am an extremely blessed man … ” Read more.