US President Donald Trump was moved to the Reed center, a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, for treatment after testing positive for COVID-19.
The White House doctor said the president was “fatigued, but in good spirits”. he’s being treated with remdesevir also because the experimental highly active antiretroviral therapy , Regeneron’s REGN-COV2.
In a tweet after being hospitalised, Trump said he thought he was doing well.
Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis has raised questions over the potential effects on next month’s presidential election as he has been forced to withdraw a minimum of temporarily from the campaign.
Here are the newest updates:
04:37 GMT – Trump’s campaign manager tests positive
Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh has confirmed the news, which was first reported by Politico magazine.
Politico said Stepien received his diagnosis on Friday and is experiencing “mild flu-like symptoms”.
Stepien, who joined Trump at Tuesday’s first presidential debate, plans to quarantine until he recovers.
04:05 GMT – Trump receives remdesivir dose
Trump is being treated with redelivering and is “resting comfortably” after being admitted to the hospital following his coronavirus diagnosis, consistent with his doctor.
“This evening i’m happy to report that the president is doing alright ,” Sean P Conley said during a statement released by the White House.
“He isn’t requiring any supplemental oxygen, but in consultation with specialists we’ve elected to initiate remdesivir therapy. He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably.”
03: 44 GMT – Trump tweets: “Going well, I think!”
After being hospitalized with COVID-19, Trump tweeted that he thought he was doing well.
“Going well, I think! many thanks to all or any . LOVE!!!” he said.
02:35 GMT – Kellyanne Conway tests positive for COVID-19
Kellyanne Conway, a former counsellor to Trump, said she had tested positive for COVID-19.
“My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I even have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians,” Conway tweeted.
01:47 GMT – Republican Senator Thom Tillis tests positive
Republican Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina said he has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking a rapid antigen test.
He said he has no symptoms but are going to be isolating.
Tillis, who is up for re-election in November, is that the latest person to be diagnosed with COVID-19 after attending the Supreme Court nomination ceremony within the White House garden for Amy Coney Barrett. Tillis was wearing a mask at the ceremony.
01:34 GMT – Trump’s transfer to Reed ‘major’ development, says analyst
Peter Mathews, a professor of politics at Cypress College in California, said the president’s move to Reed was significant, adding that it’s important to understand what plans are in situ for any transfer of power.
“The incontrovertible fact that he’s been transferred to Reed may be a major development. He could are quarantined within the White House and waited it out there. It might be they’re being very cautious as he’s the president, but still, you’ve got to require this stuff seriously and appearance at what’s being put in situ by this administration to form sure there’s a smooth transition,” Mathews told Al Jazeera.
“There’s two ways to travel and there’s a precedent when President Reagan had to travel certain surgery, he signed a letter saying he’s turning over power to vice chairman George H W Bush for eight hours then he would resume then . And it figured out pretty smoothly. That’s a method , with the president voluntarily signs a press release .
“Another way is when the president is incapacitated, and it seems very clear that he’s , the vice chairman has got to lead and call the cupboard has got to vote by majority vote to proceed to transfer of power to the vice chairman . When that happens, the president can challenge it if he’s available to try to to that, then it goes to Congress where it’s voted by a two-thirds majority in each house to transfer the facility over. So there’s a few of options here and it all depends on how President Trump comes through immediately as far as his physical health goes.”
President Donald Trump arrives at Reed National Military Center , in Bethesda, Maryland, on Friday, October 2, 2020 [Jacquelyn Martin/ AP
00:53 GMT – How serious are Trump’s risk factors?
Esther Choo, an emergency physician, and professor at Oregon Health and Science University told Al Jazeera that Trump features a number of risk factors for severe COVID-19.
“He falls into several categories of individuals who tend to experience more severe symptoms of COVID-19 and to wish hospitalization, his age, his obesity, the very fact he’s male – there seems to be a male predominance in severe disease and hospitalization and ICU care and fatalities.”