After being released from the hospital to a long-term care facility just a few weeks ago, HPD Detective Ray Cervantes, 57, is off the ventilator and breathing on his own, according to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo.
"Happy to report @houstonpolice Detective Ray Cervantes is breathing on his own, talking, and on the road to a full recovery," Acevedo shared on Twitter.
Happy to report @houstonpolice Detective Ray Cervantes is breathing on his own, talking, and on the road to a full recovery.— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) May 26, 2020
Ray, his wife Liz, and their extended family asked us to extend their heartfelt gratitude for the prayers of healing and support. #RelationalPolicing
Officer Cervantes' health progress comes after spending more than 40 days in the hospital being treated for the virus.
After being in intensive care and on a ventilator during his stay, Cervantes was transferred to a long-term facility where he continues his recovery.
Additionally, over 31 HPD officers have tested positive for coronavirus.
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