White House doctor Sean Conley said on Saturday that President Donald Trump is “doing well” and has been “fever free” for the last 24 hours, after it was announced he tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.
But a person familiar with the situation said some of Trump’s vital signs over the last 24 hours were very concerning, and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. Trump was moved to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington on Friday just hours after his diagnosis, an extraordinary development that upended the US presidential race a month before the November 3 election.
White House doctor Sean P. Conley told reporters outside the hospital on Saturday that Trump had not experienced difficulty breathing, and had not been given supplemental oxygen.
“The team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made,” Conley said.
The White House has said Trump, 74, will work in a special suite at the hospital for the next few days as a precautionary measure. He had no public events scheduled on Saturday. The diagnosis was the latest setback for the Republican president, who is trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden in opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election. Trump has downplayed the threat of the coronavirus pandemic from the outset, even as the disease has killed more than 200,000 Americans and hammered the US economy.— Reuters