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Wisconsin lawmaker Jacque out of hospital after COVID-19

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state Sen. Andre Jacque has been discharged after a five-week hospital stay that included being intubated and placed on a ventilator due to pneumonia caused by COVID-19.

Jacque spokesman Matt Tompach said Tuesday that Jacque is “doing much better.”

Jacque is one of the Legislature's most conservative lawmakers who opposed mask and vaccine mandates. The 40-year-old Jacque was intubated and placed on a ventilator Aug. 23.

Tompach says Jacque is continuing respiratory and occupational therapy. Tompach says Jacque is “feeling good mentally, breathing well, and making substantial progress toward regaining his health.”