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Trump ‘not out of woods’ but clear to leave hospital today

Written by on 05/10/2020

Donald Trump says he is feeling “really good” and will be leaving hospital tonight after being treated for coronavirus.

The US president tweeted: “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 PM.” (11.30pm UK time).

“Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life,” he added.

“We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

Mr Trump’s doctors said he was doing well enough to go home but “may not entirely be out of the woods yet”.

The president has not had a fever in more than 72 hours and his oxygen levels are normal, they added.

“He’s back” Dr Sean Conley, Mr Trump’s personal doctor, said of the president’s progress, adding that he had been a “phenomenal patient”.

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Doctors confirmed he had twice received extra oxygen but said he doesn’t now have any respiratory problems.

However, they refused to answer questions on Mr Trump’s lung scans

COVID-19 can cause serious damage, including pneumonia, that can be visible in such scans.

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The president was admitted to the hospital in Maryland on Friday, with officials saying it was a precaution.

He went on to post several videos from inside the hospital but his “drive by” of supporters on Sunday was criticised for potentially endangering Secret Service officers.

A small selection of Mr Trump's tweets
Image: A small selection of Mr Trump’s tweets on Monday

A White House spokesman said it “was cleared by the medical team as safe to do” and that precautions were taken.

Mr Trump earlier on Monday sent a flurry of campaign tweets in capital letters, as he encouraged people to vote in next month’s election.

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