Harris Health System discharges only COVID patient, leaving none for the first time in two years .

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For local Harris County healthcare workers, Good Friday marked a milestone.

The Harris Health System discharged its only COVID-19 patient from the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital Friday afternoon, according to a tweet from the system's president and CEO Dr. Esmaeil Porsa.

That gave the hospital zero COVID-19 patients for the first time since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the health service stated.

"Today is indeed a GOOD FRIDAY," they tweeted.

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