The daytime star’s husband, a former political aide to then-Labour cabinet minister Peter Mandelson, was admitted to hospital on 30 March.
During the two months he has been in intensive care, Kate has been updating fans on his condition on her social media accounts.
On Friday, she gave an emotional live interview from the garden of her London home with her co-host Ben Shephard, revealing that Derek was now free of Covid-19 but that the disease had “wreaked extraordinary damage on his body”.
'I'm just so grateful he is still here.'— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2020
Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper has been fighting for his life against coronavirus for nearly 10 weeks.
She talks to Ben and Ranvir about his situation.
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“He’s still with us,” Kate began.
“He has fought the most extraordinary battle… I hate that idea of fighting a battle because it is a battle but… you know the fact that he’s still here and is holding on… I hate the idea that other people haven’t fought hard enough or something.
“And I’m just so grateful that he’s still here and I’ve got the option of praying and hoping when others have had that stripped away.
Getting tearful, she added: “He is very, very sick. As time goes on… it’s a virus, it’s a little bit like a computer virus I think. It’s like the doctors manage one bit extraordinarily well and there seems to be a flicker of hope and then other things emerge and they’re fighting that and it’s affected him from the top of his head to the tip of his toes.
“Let’s look at some of the positives. He is now Covid-free. So he’s testing negative for the Covid virus. So the fight with the virus has been won and he’s still here. But it’s wreaked extraordinary damage on his body and we don’t know if he can recover from that, basically.”
The couple, who are both 52, married in 2005 and have a 14-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son, Darcey and William.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.