Kate Garraway has updated fans on her husband Derek Draper's condition amid his ongoing Covid battle - revealing he 'understands everything' and is having 'lots more tests' as a result of his awareness.
Derek has been dealing with the coronavirus for nearly 18 months, having previously been put into a coma while in intensive care, suffering serious complications such as brain inflammation and lung and heart damage.
On Wednesday's Good Morning Britain, Kate, 54, updated viewers. The show host said: 'His eyes lit up. We are very clear now that he does understand everything really, and understands everything that I tell him about.
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'He can't respond still and communicate, and Derek's been having lots more tests of things. We went to hospital a few weeks ago, (which was) the first time he'd seen medics outside of the home.
'(They) asked him to hold his breath and release his breath, he asked absolutely everything they asked of him. Also just reactions to things and reactions to the children, his responses are appropriate.
'It does really feel that way as if he is reacting!'
Speaking about her 'double life' as the wife of a Covid patient and a news reporter, Kate went on: 'I think it's reflecting on that double thing of living with it and reporting on it.
'I think coming in here and the support from all of you has been amazing. I think its been very helpful when talking to political (figures) and talking to people who have been affected in all different ways.
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