Up to date Oct. 2, 7:39 a.m.
Oct. 2, 2020 — President Donald Trump and spouse Melania Trump have examined constructive for COVID-19.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I examined constructive for COVID-19. We’ll start our quarantine and restoration course of instantly. We’ll get by this TOGETHER!”
Trump and his spouse acquired examined after his aide, Hope Hicks, examined constructive for the virus on Thursday. Earlier within the day, he had been on a fundraising journey to New Jersey.
The president’s physician, Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, MD, confirmed the check outcomes and stated each have been feeling nicely in a memo despatched to reporters.
“The White Home medical group and I’ll preserve a vigilant watch, and I admire the assist supplied by a few of our nation’s biggest medical professionals and establishments,” Conley wrote within the memo.
He stated Trump will proceed his work “with out disruption” whereas recovering. CDC guidelines say that somebody uncovered to the virus ought to quarantine for 14 days.
At 74, Trump is taken into account to be at increased danger for the illness. He weighed 244 kilos at his most up-to-date physical, a weight that’s thought-about obese for his peak. Weight problems can also be a danger issue for extra a extra extreme case of COVID.
Hicks had traveled with the president to Tuesday’s night time debate in Cleveland. She was additionally with Trump at a marketing campaign rally in Minnesota on Wednesday. The president advised Fox Information on Thursday night time that she could have gotten the virus by interacting with a supporter at a rally.
Practically 7.3 million individuals within the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and greater than 207,000 have died.
Public well being consultants and CDC pointers say measures similar to avoiding massive crowds, social distancing, and carrying face masks may help stop the unfold. Out of doors occasions are thought-about much less dangerous than indoor ones.
Trump is never seen in public carrying a masks and has campaigned at massive rallies in current days, principally open air.
Trump had been scheduled to obtain an intelligence briefing on Friday, host a telephone name to debate seniors weak to COVID, to attend a fund raiser in Washington, after which to fly to Florida for a rally. After his prognosis, his schedule was modified and all that continues to be is the telephone name.