'Don’t be afraid of Covid' -Trump

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he will leave Walter Reed military hospital on Monday, after receiving treatment from a team of doctors for COVID-19, saying QUOTE: "Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!"

CONLEY: "Though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all of our evaluations and, most importantly, his clinical status, support the President's safe return home..."

While Dr. Sean Conley said Trump was not out of the woods, he told reporters the 74-year-old president will continue to receive world-class medical care around the clock at the White House.

REPORTER ASKS: "DO YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT POTENTIAL WORSENING OR A REVERSAL AND WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR ADDRESSING THAT IF IT WERE TO HAPPEN?"

CONLEY RESPONDING: "You're absolutely right and that's why we all remain cautiously optimistic and on guard because we're in a bit of uncharted territory when it comes to a patient that received the therapies he has so early in the course. So we're looking to this weekend, if we can get through to Monday with him remaining the same or improving better yet, then we will all take that final sigh of relief."

Trump's medical team said he was given the steroid dexamethasone, which is normally used only in the most severe cases of the illness... and comes with risks of serious side effects, including mood swings, aggression and confusion.

The Infectious Disease Society of America says dexamethasone is beneficial to people with critical or severe COVID-19 who require extra oxygen. But studies show the drug may be harmful in people with a milder case because it can suppress their natural immune response.

On Monday morning, Trump unleashed a stream of more than a dozen abrupt, all-caps Twitter messages urging his followers to vote for him.

And as he plans to head back, the coronavirus outbreak at the White House grew on Monday when Trump's press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said she had tested positive for the virus.

Video Transcript

- President Trump announced on Twitter that he will leave Walter Reed Military Hospital on Monday after receiving treatment from a team of doctors for COVID-19, saying, quote, "Feeling really good! Don't be afraid of COVID. Don't let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump administration, some really great drugs and knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!"

SEAN CONLEY: Though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all our evaluations, and most importantly his clinical status, support the president's safe return home.

- While Dr. Sean Conley said Trump was not out of the woods, he told reporters the 74-year-old president will continue to receive world-class medical care around the clock at the White House.

- Do you have concerns about potential worsening or reversal, and what are your plans for addressing that if it were to happen?

SEAN CONLEY: You're-- you're absolutely right, and that's why we all remain cautiously optimistic and on guard because we're in a bit of uncharted territory when it comes to a patient that received the therapies he has so early in the course. So we're looking to this weekend, if we can get through to Monday with him remaining the same or improving, better yet, then we will all take that final deep sigh of relief.

- Trump's medical team said he was given the steroid dexamethasone, which is normally used only in the most severe cases of the illness and comes with a risk of serious side effects, including mood swings, aggression, and confusion. The Infectious Disease Society of America says dexamethasone is beneficial to people with critical or severe COVID-19 who require extra oxygen. But studies show the drug may be harmful in people with a milder case because it can suppress their natural immune response.

On Monday morning, Trump unleashed a stream of more than a dozen abrupt all caps Twitter messages urging his followers to vote for him. And as he plans to head back, the coronavirus outbreak at the White House grew on Monday when Trump's press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said she had tested positive for the virus.