Conley declined to say when Trump had final been examined earlier than he was confirmed to have COVID-19 late Thursday. He initially instructed that Trump was 72 hours into the analysis — which might imply that he was confirmed contaminated Wednesday. Conley later clarified that Trump was administered an correct take a look at for the virus on Thursday afternoon.
The White Home has stated Trump was anticipated to remain on the hospital for “a number of days” and would proceed to work from its presidential suite, which is supplied to permit him to maintain up his official duties.
On Saturday, Conley stated Trump’s blood oxygen degree was 96%, which is within the regular vary. The 2 experimental medication he has acquired, given by means of an IV, have proven some promise in opposition to COVID-19.
He famous that in lots of instances, COVID-19 can develop into extra harmful because the physique responds. “The primary week of COVID, and particularly day seven to 10, are probably the most important in figuring out the doubtless course of this sickness,” he stated.
On the similar time, the White Home has been working to hint a flurry of latest infections of shut Trump aides and allies. Consideration is targeted particularly on the Sept. 26 White Home occasion introducing Trump’s Supreme Court docket nominee.
That day, Trump gathered greater than 150 individuals within the Rose Backyard, the place they mingled, hugged and shook fingers — overwhelmingly with out masks. There have been additionally a number of indoor receptions, the place Trump’s Supreme Court docket choose, Amy Coney Barrett, her household, senators and others hung out within the shut quarters of the White Home, images present.