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President Trump Transferring to Hospital for COVID-19 Treatment, White House Says

President Trump is being transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center "out of an abundance of caution," according to a White House spokesperson.

Posted: Oct 2, 2020 5:12 PM
Updated: Oct 2, 2020 5:14 PM

United States President Donald Trump is being transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center for a "few days" after he and First Lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the White House.

"President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day," White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany said. "Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days. President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the first lady."

Trump announced that he and the First Lady had both tested positive for COVID-19 just after midnight on Friday, initially planning on quarantining in the White House for an undetermined amount of time.

Following the news of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania testing positive for the virus, a press secretary confirmed both Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence had tested negative.

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