President Trump is now free of coronavirus symptoms and appears to have developed antibodies to the virus, Trump’s physician Sean Conley said on Wednesday.
The president revealed early Friday morning that he had tested positive for the illness, and was airlifted to the hospital that day after a drop in his blood oxygen levels forced physicians to administer supplemental oxygen. On Monday, doctors cleared the president to return to the White House, where he is currently recovering.
“The president this morning says ‘I feel great!’ His physical exam and vital signs, including oxygen saturation and respiratory rate, all remain stable and in normal range,” Conley wrote in a memo to the White House. “He’s now been fever-free for more than 4 days, symptom-free for over 24 hours, and has not needed nor received any supplemental oxygen since initial hospitalization.”
Trump confirmed on Tuesday that he intends to participate in person at the upcoming presidential debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, coronavirus patients generally cease to be contagious ten days after the complete dissipation of symptoms.