Trump leaves hospital amid partial COVID-19 treatment

Trump leaves hospital amid partial COVID-19 treatment
# 06 October 2020 06:29 (UTC +04:00)

US President Donald Trump left Walter Reed Medical Center Monday evening as he is expected to continue treatment for COVID-19 at the White House, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

Trump departed the medical facility aboard Marine One, and was to land at the executive mansion roughly ten minutes later. He did not take shouted questions from a reporter as he entered the motorcade that took him to the helicopter for the brief ride.

Shortly before leaving he took to Twitter to say he would be returning to campaigning "soon" as he continues to lag behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden in nationwide polling.

It is unclear when Trump is seeking to return to the campaign trail, but Dr. Sean Conley, one of the physicians treating the president at Walter Reed, acknowledged Trump will be discharged from the hospital Monday evening, but cautioned "he may not entirely be out of the woods yet."

Trump was to receive a fifth dose of Remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug, before he leaves the hospital, and a sixth dose at the White House on Tuesday, Dr. Brian Garibaldi, another doctor treating the president said.

He continues to receive Dethamexazone, a steroid, as part of his treatment, according to Garibaldi.

Trump, 74, announced early Friday that he and First Lady Melania tested positive for the novel coronavirus, hours after Hope Hicks, one of his closest aides who traveled with him as recently as Wednesday, tested positive for COVID-19.

The president was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday evening, while his oxygen levels dropped on Friday and Saturday.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced earlier Monday that she also tested positive for the novel coronavirus, marking the latest high-profile Republican to announce their diagnosis.