President Trump “continues to do well” and is mobile in his medical suite as he continues to battle the coronavirus, his physician said Saturday night.
“He remains fever-free and off supplemental oxygen with a saturation level between 96 and 98% all day,” Dr. Sean Conley said in a statement regarding Trump’s status at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
“He spent most of the afternoon conducting business, and has been up and moving about the medical suite without difficulty,” Conley added.
“While not yet out of the woods, the team remains cautiously optimistic.”
Trump completed a second dose of remdesivir, a promising experimental antiviral drug, “without complication” Saturday evening, Conley said.
Trump’s medical team plans to continue doses of remdesivir Sunday while accommodating his work as commander in chief.
The status update came as White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Trump’s health had deteriorated to an alarming level on Friday, painting a more worrisome picture than officials first let on following the president’s positive test.
“Yesterday, we were really concerned,” Meadows said during an appearance on Fox News. “He had a fever, and his blood oxygen level dropped rapidly.”
Trump vowed to “be back soon” in a video address he tweeted from the medical center earlier Saturday
“I came here, I wasn’t feeling so well. I feel much better now. We’re working hard to get me all the way back,” he said.