President Trump experienced two drops in his oxygen level on Saturday, but could be out of the hospital as soon as Monday, his doctors said Sunday.
“The president has continued to improve,” White House physician Dr. Sean Conley told reporters outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
The president received supplemental oxygen for about an hour on Friday and a second time on Saturday, officials said. His oxygen levels at one point dropped to 93% of their normal capacity, but have gone back up, they added.
“The fact of the matter is that he’s doing really well,” said Conley. “He is responding and if everything continues to go well, we’re going to start a discharge plan back to the White House.”
Trump was hospitalized Friday evening after being diagnosed with COVID. Since then, the nation has been consumed by questions about details of his condition, with some White House officials and medical staff providing conflicting accounts.
The president hasn’t had a fever since Friday, Conley said, and has tolerated Remdesivir treatment well, added Dr. Brian Garibaldi.
Docs also put Trump on the steroid dexamethasone, Conley said.
In a video Trump tweeted from Walter Reed on Saturday night, he sought to provide an upbeat take on the head-spinning developments.
“I feel much better now,” the president said in a video posted to Twitter. “We’re working hard to get me all the way back.”
This is a developing story.
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