President Trump has continued to improve and could be released from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as early as Monday, his physician, Dr. Sean Conley said.
The 74 year old president was doing well from Thursday into Friday morning. He had mild symptoms and he experienced two drops in his oxygen levels below 95%, once on Friday and once on Saturday, but his COVID-19 condition has improved since.
When his fever was high and his oxygen levels began dipping, it was at this stage, Dr. Conley recommended supplemental oxygen treatment although the president felt he didn’t need the treatment. The supplemental oxygen was administered for about an hour at the White House.
Although the president’s symptoms were improving, Dr. Conley said the medical team decided it was best to transfer the president to Walter Reed by Friday afternoon for more thorough evaluation and monitoring.
The president continues his treatment on dexamethasone and Remdesivir to fight the coronavirus disease. Dr. Sean Conley said that the president was given supplemental oxygen at least once and he has been treated with a steroid that is normally only used in severe cases of COVID-19. The medical team also used the press briefing to clarify earlier statements about the president’s condition.
President Trump announced earlier on Friday in a tweet that both him and First Lady Melania tested positive for COVID-19.
In a four minute video posted on Twitter on Saturday night, Trump expressed that he was feeling “much better now” and that the next few days would be the “real test”. The president also expressed that
First Lady Melania Trump is doing very well.
In another tweet Sunday afternoon, Trump left the medical center briefly to drive around and thank his many supporters outside Walter Reed.
At least 10 family members, White House officials and other persons connected to Trump have since tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing is underway for the Trump clusters.
Trump has been campaigning for the general election which will take place on 3 November. Trump was at a fundraiser at his Bedminster golf course on Thursday before he was tested positive for COVID-19,
The following persons connected to President Trump have tested positive for the virus:
President Donald Trump
First lady Melania Trump
Hope Hicks, Senior White House adviser
Bill Stepien, Trump campaign manager
Nick Luna, Personal assistant to the president
Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee Chair
Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah.
Senator Thom Tillis, R-N.C.
Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wis.
Kellyanne Conway, Former adviser to the President
Chris Christie, Former New Jersey Governor