Kate Garraway clarifies husband’s condition and says it’s still a “desperate” situation

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Photo credit: ITV

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Kate Garraway has delivered another update on her husband Derek Draper’s “desperate” situation, over three months since he entered hospital due to COVID-19.

Appearing on today’s (July 8) edition of Good Morning Britain, which she regularly co-hosts, Kate revealed that Derek is currently in a coma where there’s a “minimal state of consciousness”.

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Photo credit: ITV

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“Wonderfully, his eyes are opening but we have no real knowledge of what he can see or feel or hear,” she noted. “It is a very desperate situation. It is very difficult. Of course there’s fantastic hope that he’s still alive. The doctors do keep saying it is a miracle he’s still alive.

“I was speaking to someone yesterday – a doctor who’s treated him in two of the hospitals he’s been in – who said, ‘He’s as sick as anyone I’ve ever seen in 35 years of medicine, never mind COVID. And some of those people who were as sick as him aren’t here’.

“Six times they said he’s not going to make it.”

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Photo credit: Can Nguyen/Shutterstock

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Adding that there are “some flickers of hope” to hold on to, Kate went on to confirm that Derek’s lungs, kidneys and liver are “starting to recover a little bit”.

“I don’t know how much better it can get,” she said. “They don’t know how much better he can get.”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV.

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