WASHINGTON-(MaraviPost)-US President Donald Trump was on Friday moved to the Walter Reed Medical Center, a military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, for treatment after testing positive for COVID-19.
The White House doctor said the president was “fatigued, but in good spirits”. He is being treated with remdesevir as well as the experimental drug cocktail, Regeneron’s REGN-COV2.
In a tweet after being hospitalised, Trump said he thought he was doing well.
Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis has raised questions over the potential effects on next month’s presidential election as he has been forced to withdraw at least temporarily from the campaign.
Meanwhile Donald Trump has a mild fever, a source familiar with the matter told the Reuters news agency, regarding the US president’s current condition.
White House doctor Sean P. Conley had said earlier that Trump was doing very well, did not need supplemental oxygen, and had received a first dose of Remdesivir, an intravenous antiviral drug that has been shown to shorten hospital stays.
Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, has also tested positive for the coronavirus.
Campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh has confirmed the news, which was first reported by Politico magazine.
Politico said Stepien received his diagnosis on Friday and is experiencing “mild flu-like symptoms”.
Stepien, who joined Trump at Tuesday’s first presidential debate, plans to quarantine until he recovers.
Trump is being treated with remdesivir and is “resting comfortably” after being admitted to hospital following his coronavirus diagnosis, according to his doctor.
“This evening I am happy to report that the president is doing very well,” Sean P Conley said in a statement released by the White House.
“He is not requiring any supplemental oxygen, but in consultation with specialists we have elected to initiate remdesivir therapy. He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably.”
After being hospitalised with COVID-19, Trump tweeted that he thought he was doing well.
“Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!” he said.