President Trump is set to be released at 6:30 PM from Walter Reed medical facility. It has sent Democrats and social media into a frenzy ever since he tested positive for COVID-19
A member of the president’s medical team said that his heart rate, as of Monday, was measured at 68 beats per minute, and that he had a 97% blood oxygen level. A normal blood oxygen reading is between 95 and 100%.
Conley also told reporters Monday that the president has not been on fever-reducing medicine for over 72 hours.
The medical team also said that the president does not have any “respiratory complaints,” and will receive his fourth round of Remdesivir before he departs Walter Reed Monday evening. The team said that the president will receive his final dose of Remdesivir at the White House on Tuesday.
Conley stressed that Trump will receive “world class medical care” at the White House, saying “we’re not going to miss anything we would have caught up here,” while maintaining that the president is “back.”
Just before Conley’s news conference, the president tweeted that he would be “leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M.”
“Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life,” Trump said. “We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”
The president was admitted to Walter Reed on Friday evening after experiencing what the White House, at the time, described as “mild symptoms.”
Conley said that the president was “a little dehydrated” on Friday, upon being admitted to Walter Reed, and had a fever.
On Friday, according to a White House official, there was “real concern” about his “vitals.”
The president also has faced health scares throughout his battle with COVID-19, including two instances in which his blood oxygen level dropped suddenly. Doctors treated the president with a dose of the steroid dexamethasone in response.
Conley said that Trump had a “high fever” and a blood oxygen level below 94% on Friday and during “another episode” on Saturday.
But on Saturday, Conley said the president’s cardiac, kidney and liver functions were normal, and that the president was not on oxygen and was not having any difficulty breathing or walking.
Conley said over the weekend that the president had received an antibody cocktail, as well as zinc, Vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin, along with his five-day course of Remdesivir.