‘Don’t be afraid of Covid,’ Trump says as he prepares to leave hospital

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US President Donald Trump will be discharged from the hospital later Monday, he announced on Twitter, days after being admitted for the coronavirus.

Trump was taken to Walter Reed National Military Hospital last week after testing positive for the coronavirus.

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On Monday, Trump said he would be leaving the hospital later that evening and said he was “feeling really good!” The president said: “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.”

He added: “I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

Shortly after, Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said that the president had met or exceeded all standard hospital criteria to be discharged, and while he is not yet out of the woods, he is able to go home.

“Over the past 24 hours ... he’s met or exceeded all standard hospital discharge criteria,” Conley told a news conference, saying it had been more than 72 hours since Trump’s last fever and that his oxygen levels were normal.

“Though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all our evaluations, and most importantly, his clinical status, support the president’s safe return home, where he will be surrounded by world-class medical care 24/7,” Conley said.