Dr. Sean Conley, Trump’s physician, revealed that the president is no more considered a transmission threat and does not have to prolong self-isolating.
Conley made the announcement two weeks after President Trump tested positive for Covid-19.
“Now at the 10th day of his diagnosis, fever-free for credibly over 24 hours, the assortment of advanced diagnostic examinations undertook to reveal there is no longer presence of actively replicating virus,” Conley said in a memo. “Moving further, I will keep on to clinically monitor him as he returns to an active schedule.”
Conley also briefed that Trump had shown “reducing viral loads.” Viral load indicates how much virus is circulating in any sample extract from a patient, whether its blood or, in the case of coronavirus, secretions extracted during a deep nasal swab.
Conley didn’t reveal whether Trump had recently taken a Covid-19 test. He also did not tell about what treatment, if any, the president is currently receiving.
People with a severe case of the coronavirus can stay infectious for 20 days or longer after being tested positive and should quarantine themselves during that period, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Trump conducted his first public event at the White House early Saturday since being found and hospitalized with the virus.
Masses filed onto the South Lawn as Trump spoke from a White House balcony. Attendees were not checked for Covid-19, and social distancing wasn’t forced. They were not required to wear masks as well.
“It’s disappearing,” the president said of the Covid-19, modulating his own encounter with the virus and failing to mention that he had been provided with a steroid and oxygen treatment.
“I wish you to know that our nation is moving forward to beat this terrible China virus,” Trump said. “We are producing strong therapies and drugs, and we’re healing the sick and going to recover, and the vaccine is coming out very, very quickly.”
Over 215,000 American people have died from the coronavirus, and roughly 7.8 million have been infected, as reported by NBC News counts.