Donald Trump's condition after testing coronavirus-positive was worse than revealed earlier, says White House

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White House has acknowledged that Donald Trump's condition after testing positive for coronavirus had been worse than revealed earlier.

White House officials said on Friday that Donald Trump was experiencing “mild symptoms” and continuing to work. (Photo: AP)

US President Donald Trump's condition after testing positive for coronavirus on Friday was far worse than what officials had made public, as per White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. He said that doctors had recommended President Trump to go to the hospital after seeing he had a fever and his blood oxygen level dropped rapidly.

Speaking to Fox News on Saturday, Meadows said, “I can tell you this the biggest thing we see is with no fever now, and with him doing really well with his oxygen saturation levels".

“Yesterday morning we were really concerned by that. He had a fever, and his oxygen level had dropped rapidly. Yet in typical style, this president was up and walking around," he added.

White House officials including Meadows said on Friday that Trump was experiencing “mild symptoms” and continuing to work. He told Fox News, however, that doctors from Walter Reed and Johns Hopkins recommended that Trump goes to the hospital.

“He’s made unbelievable improvements from yesterday morning when I know a number of us, the doctor and I, were very concerned,” Meadows said.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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