At about 11:40 AM on Sunday, October 4, White House physician Sean Conley provided an update on President Trump’s condition. A team of physicians from Walter Reed once again accompanied Dr. Conley at the briefing. The president “continues to improve,” according to the team.
The commander in chief is on a five-day course of remdesivir and, according to Dr. Conley, could be discharged from Walter Reed and return to the White House as early as tomorrow, October 5. Trump’s vital signs are good and his organs are functioning normally. He is still without fever, though he was given a steroid yesterday after a drop in his oxygen level was detected.
Reporters at the briefing pressed Conley to clarify details he had been reluctant to address the previous day, such as the president’s condition before he was brought to Walter Reed on Friday. The tone of questioning went further than merely a desire for more transparency, though, and one or two members of the media were almost aggressive in their questioning.
On Friday, Mr. Trump revealed that he and the first lady had tested positive for COVID-19. Out of what the White House described as “an abundance of caution,” the president later departed the White House for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, where he was expected to remain for several days.
First Lady Melania Trump is still at the White House and is said to be coping well with mild symptoms.