On Sunday, President Donald Trump doctors said that his health is improving adding that he could be discharged as early as Monday. He he being treated for Covid-19 at a military hospital near Washington.
In a briefing outside Walter Reed medical center, they said Trump’s oxygen levels had briefly dropped twice in recent days and that he is being treated with steroids, while continuing to provide an upbeat assessment of the 74-year-old’s health and outlook.
“The president has continued to improve,” said his White House physician, Sean Conley. “As with any illness, there are frequent ups and downs over the course.”
Conley said the president was flown to Walter Reed on Friday after a rapid progression of his illness, with his oxygen levels dropping worryingly low.
He received supplementary oxygen at the White House, where he had been running a high fever, before being admitted.
Brian Garibaldi, another of Trump’s doctors, said the president had been up and around and was feeling well.
Garibaldi said: “Our plan for today is to have him eat and drink, be up out of bed as much as possible, to be mobile.”
“And, if he continues to look and feel as well as he does today, our hope is that we can plan a discharge as earlier as tomorrow to the White House where he can continue his treatment course.”