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UPDATE: President Donald Trump moved to Walter Reed Medical Center after COVID-19 diagnosis


President Donald Trump departs with first lady Melania Trump after introducing Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Sept. 26 in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. President Trump and Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus late Thursday night after being exposed to a staffer who contracted the virus. Tribune News Service

Update: 6:20 p.m. Oct. 2, 2020: President Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday after displaying symptoms following his positive COVID-19 diagnosis late Thursday.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the move was done “out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days."

White House physician Sean P. Conley described the President's condition as "fatigued but in good spirits.”

Conley also said the President received an experimental “antibody cocktail” treatment late Friday afternoon.

The president has a low fever, a cough and nasal congestion according to reports.


President Donald Trump announced in a tweet early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday night.

This announcement came hours after Senior Trump Adviser Hope Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus. Hicks traveled with the president to and from the first presidential debate in Cleveland this week.

Donald and Melania began quarantining after Hicks tested positive while they awaited their results.

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