U.S. President Donald Trump’s doctors said Saturday he was doing “very well.”
Dr. Sean Conley said during a news conference that 72 hours into his diagnosis, “the team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made,” adding Trumps symptoms were “resolving.”
“This morning, the president is doing very well.”
Another doctor on the doctor’s medical team said he is being monitored very closely, and said his cardiac, kidney and liver function were all normal. Trump was not on oxygen or having difficulty breathing Saturday, but the doctors repeatedly declined to answer whether or not he had needed oxygen at any point. Trump has also been “fever-free” for 24 hours, the doctors said.
He is to remain on a five-day course of remdesivir, and no timeline for his release was provided.
Stricken by COVID-19, a feverish and “fatigued,” Trump was taken to a military hospital Friday after being injected with an experimental antibody cocktail at the White House.
In a day of whipsaw events, the president ripped up his re-election roadmap because of the virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans, and others in his orbit tested positive as well.
The White House said the visit of “a few days” to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., just outside of Washington D.C, was precautionary and that Trump would continue to work from the hospital’s presidential suite, which is equipped to allow him to keep up his official duties.
Trump walked out of the White House and gave a thumbs up to media but did not speak. Members of the aircrew, Secret Service agents and White House staff wore face coverings to protect themselves from the president aboard the helicopter.
In a video taped before leaving for Walter Reed, Trump said, “I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out.”