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Donald Trump became the second White House official to contract COVID-19 last week, kicking off a chain of infections which has since ripped through the West Wing. The President’s case makes up just one of at least 22, according to officials, leading many with little choice but to work from home. Mr Trump has remained in the White House, however, and has made television and Twitter appearances since his diagnosis, although he coughed through one of them.
Will Donald Trump return to the campaign trail?
Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted he feels in good health since contracting COVID-19 last week.
He revealed he felt at his best “in 20 years” while receiving treatment, although he cancelled campaign events in the immediate aftermath.
The President also attempted to convince Americans not to fear the virus, despite the more than 210,000 deaths in the country.
Although he remains at the infectious stage of the virus – which lasts roughly two weeks – officials insist he can return to the campaign trail.
In his latest medical note, White House physician Sean Conley said he expected the President to return to public events this weekend.
The doctor wrote: “After returning home, his physical examination was stable and there were no signs of progression of the disease.
“Overall, he responded very well to the treatment, but there was no evidence of testing for adverse effects on the treatment.”
“Saturday is the 10th day after Thursday’s diagnosis, and the advanced diagnosis performed by the team.
“I fully hope that at that point the President will safely return to public involvement, based on his trajectory.“
Dr Conley did not reveal whether Mr Trump has tested negative for the virus yet, however.
Sean Hannity asked the President yesterday about the last he received a test.
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He said: “Well what we’re doing is, probably the test will be tomorrow.
“The actual test, because there’s no reason to test all the time.”
The test should mean White House officials discover whether he still has COVID-19 today, which may affect his future campaign plans.
The President will speak to a Fox News medical analyst tonight, although it is unclear how “in-person” the interview is.
He has also announced potential plans to hold a campaign rally in swing-state Florida this weekend.
The rally would form one of two consecutive events this weekend, he added.
Mr Trump announced on Thursday: “I think I’m going to try doing a rally on Saturday night if we can, if we have enough time to put it together.
“But we want to do a rally in Florida, probably in Florida on Saturday night, might come back and do one in Pennsylvania, on the following night.”
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