From The Tribune staff reports
BETHESDA, Md. — President Donald Trump said Monday he’s leaving the military hospital where he has been treated for COVID-19 and will continue his recovery at the White House.
Trump’s expected return comes as White House staffers uncover the scale of the recent outbreak. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced she had tested positive for the virus Monday morning and was entering quarantine.
“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M.,” Trump tweeted. “Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. … I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”
Trump’s doctor, Navy Cdr. Sean Conley, was also upbeat at an afternoon briefing, saying the president could resume his normal schedule once “there is no evidence of live virus still present.”
But he also cautioned that it was “uncharted territory” having a patient receive such aggressive medication so early in the course of the disease, and he said Trump would not be fully out of the woods for another week.
It was unclear how long Trump would remain in isolation at the White House. Many experts believe patients who experience mild symptoms can remain contagious for 10 days.