A senior Trump administration official has announced that President Donald Trump is being taken to Walter Reed Medical Center following his COVID diagnosis “as a precautionary measure.”
“President Trump remains in good spirts, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement to reporters.
“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days. President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the First Lady,” McEnany added.
The president is being transferred to the Walter Reed Medical Center less than 24 hours after he announced his diagnosis on Twitter. First Lady Melania Trump has also tested positive for COVID.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Friday afternoon, the White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said President Trump was “fatigued but in good spirits.”
Dr. Conley also said in a memo shared by White House officials that the president “as a precautionary measure” has “received a single 8 gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail.” He also said that the president was taking multiple nutritional supplements.
The memo said that the president “completed the infusion without incident.”
Since President Trump announced his diagnosis, he has stayed off Twitter and reportedly out of sight. White House officials have been tasked with giving updates about his health throughout the day.