6-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis beats COVID-19 | Inquirer News

6-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis beats COVID-19

/ 05:28 PM April 06, 2020

A six-year-old boy afflicted with cystic fibrosis, from Tennessee, United States, has finally tested negative for COVID-19 after contracting the disease last month.

Cystic fibrosis is “a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time,” as described by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Joseph Bostain and his mother Sabrina found out that he tested positive for COVID-19 on March 19, as per her Facebook post on the same day. At the time, the Tennessee Department of Health advised the family to place Joseph under a two-week quarantine at home.


Okay so I got the confirmed call from Vanderbilt today that Joseph is positive for COVID19! He has had fever and cough…

Posted by Sabrina Bostain on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Sabrina continued to post regular updates on Joseph’s condition throughout his necessary quarantine. Over a week after her first post, Sabrina revealed that her son finally tested negative for the disease on April 1.

“Today Joseph can tell you how he is doing himself!!” she said in her post on the same day alongside a clip of little Joseph.

“Thank you for all the cards and the prayers and the gifts,” he exclaimed. “And I’m a cystic fibrosis warrior and I beat COVID-19.”


Today Joseph can tell you how he is doing himself!! 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

Posted by Sabrina Bostain on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Prior to the video, Sabrina assured others that they will continue to stay in quarantine at home even after their initial two-week period is over.

Update on Joseph: I just want to say I think we are back to somewhat of a normal routine for Joseph and our household!…

Posted by Sabrina Bostain on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

“I will continue to keep Joseph out of harm’s way from the public for a time so I know that he will remain healthy,” the mother added.

There are over 1.1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide, as of yesterday. Out of those cases, over 62,000 have died. JB


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