Trump Could Return to White House 'as Early as Tomorrow,' Doctors Say
President's condition continues to improve
President Donald Trump could be discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as early as Monday if his condition continues to improve, according to his medical team.
The president's medical teams revealed the news in an update to the White House press pool.
Trump is currently continuing his treatment on dexamethasone and Remdesivir to fight COVID-19.
The anti-viral therapy, which is still undergoing clinical trials, is showing success in reducing deaths in severe coronavirus patients.
But its capability in treating less-severe cases is still being studied.
Trump was reported to have experienced two episodes of transient drops in oxygen levels, according to Dr. Sean Conley.
Conley said Trump was doing well with mild symptoms and oxygen levels in the high 90s.
By Friday evening, the president had a high fever, and his oxygen levels dipped below 94%.
Conley recommended supplemental oxygen treatment due to concerns about the possible rapid progression of the disease.
Conley said the medical team decided the best course of action was to transfer Trump to Walter Reed in Bethesda, Md.
Dr. Sean Dooley said Trump remained without a fever since Friday morning, while his cardiac, kidney, and liver functions are all still normal.
In a letter, U.S. Navy Commander Physician Conley wrote:
“Rest assured, I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments."
Trump campaign senior adviser Steve Cortes described the president as "upbeat and assertive as ever."
"This president is going to recover; we are highly confident of that."