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Seward leaves hospital, recovering home

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NYS Senator James Seward was released from the hospital yesterday and will now continue his recovery from COVID-19 at home with his wife, Cindy.



The good news was confirmed by the state senator’s Chief of Staff, Duncan Davie, who issued the following statement for the family:

“On behalf of Senator and Mrs. Seward, I am glad to announce that the senator has been discharged from Albany Medical Center and is now continuing his recuperation from the COVID-19 virus at home.

The family is profoundly grateful to God and the medical team at Albany Medical Center for the senator’s recovery from the virus. The outpouring of prayers and well wishes from neighbors, constituents, friends, legislative colleagues, local officials and others has encouraged, strengthened and cheered them through the recent challenging weeks. They consider themselves blessed by the love and concern that have been expressed for the health of both the senator and Mrs. Seward. Easter is about the truth of the Resurrection and this year we are more than ever mindful of its impact.

Senator Seward is anticipating a full recovery and looking forward to resuming his duties on behalf of the people he feels privileged to represent.”


Prior to his release, Seward was recovering at Albany Medical Center, where he spent several days in the ICU after having to be put on a ventilator during the worst of his condition.

The 68-year-old is also battling a persistent case of bladder cancer on top of his COVID-19 diagnosis, which led to his announced decision in January that this – his current 17th term – would be his last.

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