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BREAKING: Trump improving, doctors say; could be discharged Monday

By Tim Darnell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution #local-all

President Donald Trump is continuing to improve, his team of physicians said late Sunday morning, as the leader of the free world remains hospitalized for the coronavirus a third day at Walter Reed Medical Center.

Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley said the president has remained without a fever since Friday, and his team of physicians said if he continues to respond well to treatment, he could be discharged as soon as Monday.

Conley said the president had a “high fever” and a blood oxygen level below 94% on Friday before he was hospitalized. He said the president has not experienced any damage to his lungs “of major clinical concern.”

Conley also acknowledged confusion over his Saturday update and comments from White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows that his boss went through a “very concerning” period Friday.

“I didn’t want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction and in doing so it came of that we were trying to hide something,” Conley said Sunday. 

“I was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude of the team, that the president, that his course of illness has had,” Conley said, adding he “didn’t want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction. And in doing so, came off like we’re trying to hide something, which wasn’t necessarily true.”