NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a powerful moment Friday at a Long Island hospital after a man’s long fight against the coronavirus.

Doctors and nurses cheered as Hafeez Rehman left the Long Island Jewish Medical Center after 108 days.

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The hospital says it was the longest stay of any COVID patient.

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Rehman, who is 41 years old, had to be intubated three times.

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He’ll now spend some time at a rehab center before going home.