Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper has spent weeks of intensive care after contracting Covid-19 in March this year.

Kate has taken to social media a few times to give an update on her husband’s condition, previously saying that he’s still “critically ill”.

Viewers at home continue to send their best wishes and prayers to the ITV presenter and her family, hoping to hear that Derek recovers very soon.

So, how is Derek Draper doing now?

Kate Garraway on Good Morning Britain

How is Kate Garraway’s husband today?

Kate appeared on Good Morning Britain today (June 5th) to give the latest update on her husband.

She spoke to fellow ITV co-hosts Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh and explained that the virus has left “extraordinary damage” on Derek’s health.

Kate explained:

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.

She added: “He’s still with us. He has fought the most extraordinary battle. But you know, the fact that he is still here and is holding on. I’m just so grateful he’s still here. And I’ve got the option of praying and hoping.”

How long has Derek Draper been in a hospital?

Derek Draper contracted Covid-19 at the end of March and has spent more than two months at the hospital.


However, his condition had bee more critical compared to other patients which is why he has spent weeks in intensive care.

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How is Kate Garraway?

Kate’s been absent from Good Morning Britain for weeks after Derek contracted the virus.

She previously revealed in an Instagram post that this period has been very challenging for her and the family, but she said that she tries to “focus on the joy of life & love in the moment”.

Last month, the ITV presenter took to her blog Club Garraway (via The Mirror) to thank her followers for their support.

“I am very aware that I am not the only one going through this torture,” she wrote. “There are thousands of families everywhere worried about their loved ones and hundreds more every day too that are having to deal with the worst news, that their loved ones have been taken by this horrific virus.”

In her post, Kate added that she focuses on self-care and practical things to stay positive during this difficult time.




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