President Donald Trump’s doctor on Saturday said he is doing well.
“This morning, the president is doing very well,” Dr. Sean Conley, the president’s physician, said at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland on Saturday.
“The team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made.”
Trump had a mild cough, nasal congestion, and fatigue, but all the symptoms are “resolving and improving,” Conley told reporters at a press conference.
Dr. Sean Dooley, a Walter Reed pulmonologist, said Trump is receiving multidisciplinary care.
“We are monitoring him very closely for any evidence of complications from either the coronavirus illness or the therapies that we are prescribing to make him better,” Dooley said.
Trump, 74, tested positive on Oct. 1, along with First Lady Melania Trump, 50, following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis of White House aide Hope Hicks, 31.
Trump to Doctors: ‘I Feel Like I Could Walk Out of Here Today’
The president told his team, per the doctors: “I feel like I could walk out of here today.”
A person familiar with the situation told reporters Saturday, however, the president is not yet on a clear path to recovery from COVID-19 and some of his vital signs over the past 24 hours were very concerning.
The source, who asked not to be identified, said the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of Trump’s care. The assessment seemed at odds with that of Trump’s doctor during a brief press conference.
Dr. Conley said the president’s medical team is “extremely happy” with he president’s progress.
The vital organs are all functioning normally and he is not oxygen with an oxygen saturation level of 96%, which is normal, according to Dr. Conley.
The president has been encouraged to get “up and out of bed” and has been “fever free for 24 hours.”