A short time after President Donald Trump was transported to Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment of the coronavirus, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced that he had also tested positive for the virus and checked himself into a hospital.
As of Wednesday, the Republican remained under the care of physicians at Morristown Medical Center, but was convalescing and resting comfortably, as reported by the New York Post.
“Will keep the necessary folks apprised”
Christie first announced his diagnosis in a tweet on Saturday morning.
“I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19,” he wrote. “I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two.”
The ex-governor, who had been helping Trump prepare for the first presidential debate just days earlier, confirmed that he would “be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition.”
“In good spirits and getting good care”
A subsequent tweet revealed that he had been admitted to the hospital after consulting with healthcare professionals.
At that time, he confirmed that he was “feeling good” and had only “mild symptoms” but sought additional care because of his medical history, specifically chronic asthma.
Later in the day, he expressed thanks “for our hardworking medical professionals” and said he anticipated returning home soon.
According to “a source familiar with his condition,” the Post reported that Christie was “in good spirits and getting good care” midway through the week.
“Talking and texting with people all day”
“The governor is doing fine,” said another source quoted in the piece. “He’s just being cautious. He’s been talking and texting with people all day. It’s Chris Christie!”
Of course, he and Trump are just two names on a lengthy list of infections presumptively linked to a Sept. 26 event at the White House during which the president revealed Amy Coney Barrett as his latest Supreme Court nominee.
Among those who wished Christie well while in the hospital, he told the Star-Ledger, was King Abdullah II of Jordan, whom he described as a personal friend.