Melania Trump’s chief of staff gave an update on her condition Saturday, revealing that the first lady’s symptoms “have not worsened” since she tested positive for the coronavirus early Thursday, the Washington Examiner reported.
“Her symptoms have not worsened, and she continues to rest. She remains in touch with her husband,” Mrs. Trump’s chief of staff said in a statement, according to the Examiner. “She is thinking of all who are ill and wishes them a speedy recovery.”
White House physician Sean Conley said in a Saturday afternoon press conference that both Melania and President Donald Trump were doing well and that Melania’s symptoms were so mild that she didn’t need to be in a hospital, as her husband had been since Friday.
“She has no indication for hospitalization or advanced therapy. She’s convalescing at home,” Conley said of the first lady, according to the Examiner.
“I am feeling good”
In a tweet on Monday, the first lady said she was “feeling good,” thanked all the medical personnel who had cared for her, and said she was praying for others affected by the virus.
My family is grateful for all of the prayers & support! I am feeling good & will continue to rest at home. Thank you to medical staff & caretakers everywhere, & my continued prayers for those who are ill or have a family member impacted by the virus.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 5, 2020
The president, for his part, revealed Monday afternoon that he would be discharged from the hospital that night.
“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M.,” the president wrote in a tweet of his own. “Feeling really good!”
Virus spreads in Washington
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany recently became the latest person who had contact with the president to test positive for the virus, as McEnany announced Monday morning.
“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms. No reporters, producers or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit,” she said in a statement.
“As an essential worker, I have worked diligently to provide needed information to the American people at this time,” McEnany continued. “With my recent positive test, I will begin the quarantine process and will continue working on behalf of the American people remotely.”
In a press briefing prior to her diagnosis, McEnany said the White House would not report how many of its staffers test positive because of privacy concerns. “There are privacy concerns,” she said Sunday, according to Fox News. “We take seriously safeguarding the information of personnel here in the White House.”