(video credit: Texas Health Alliance)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The first COVID-19 patient who was intubated at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance in Fort Worth has recovered from the virus and was released from the hospital on Monday.

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Dianne Noack, 51, spent 27 days in the hospital.

Dianne Noack leaves the hospital after recovering from COVID-19. (credit: Texas Health Alliance)

Caregivers at Texas Health Alliance lined the hallways of the Emergency Department for a celebratory send off.

The mother of one was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia on March 17.

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She had a high fever, shortness of breath, lethargy and chills.

She was transferred to the intensive care unit on March 21 and when her symptoms got worse, she was put on a ventilator.

“Every morning at 7:30 a.m. I would walk by her room to say a prayer over her,” said Clint Abernathy, President of Texas Health Alliance. “When she made a full recovery, it was truly a day of celebration for all of us.”

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Wendy Fitzgerald, R.N., and Sandy Ellings, R.N., med surg manager at Texas Health Alliance. (credit: Texas Health Alliance)

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