Updated Oct 11, 2020 - Politics & Policy

WH physician: Trump no longer considered coronavirus transmission risk

President Donald Trump addresses a rally in support of law and order on the South Lawn of the White House on October 10, 2020 in Washington, DC.
President Trump addresses a rally on the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

President Trump meets "CDC criteria for the safe discontinuation of isolation" and "is no longer considered a transmission risk to others," White House physician Sean Conley said in a memorandum published Saturday.

Of note: The memo does not mention when Trump's last negative coronavirus test was nor whether he's continuing to be treated for COVID-19, but Conley stated that the president has been "fever-free for well over 24 hours and all symptoms improved."

  • Conley stated that "there is no longer evidence of actively replicating virus" and he will "continue to monitor" the president clinically as he returns to an active schedule.

The big picture: Conley announced early on Oct. 2 that Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, along with first lady Melania Trump. White House officials have continually declined to say when the president last tested negative.

  • Trump was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center later on Oct. 2. Conley said last week that the president received oxygen after his oxygen saturation level dropped below 94% last week.
  • The president was discharged from the hospital last Monday, but it was announced he would continue treatment at the White House.
  • Trump told Fox News Friday he had been off coronavirus medication for at least eight hours. He held his first rally in nine days on the South Lawn of the White House Saturday. It was attended by 300 to 400 people.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout

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