Former Astros manager Art Howe in ICU due to coronavirus


Former Houston Astros manager Art Howe is hospitalized in intensive care with the coronavirus, Howe confirmed to Houston TV station KPRC 2 on Thursday.

Howe, 73, told KPRC 2 that he first felt COVID-19 symptoms on May 3 and learned he was positive two days after being tested. After trying to recover at home, he was transported to a hospital by ambulance on Tuesday after his symptoms grew worse and he remained in ICU on Thursday night.

Howe’s initial symptoms included chills that made him shake “like a leaf,” then he felt “total fatigue” in addition to losing his sense of taste.

“Never experienced anything like it before,” Howe told KPRC 2.

Howe, who played for Houston from 1976-82 and then managed the Astros from 1989-93, said he has to go 24 hours without a fever before he can be released. He also said he has no interest in eating because of his lack of taste, but he knows he needs to eat.


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