According to reports, the US president’s condition seemed to be “serious” as he spent his first night in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.
CNN reported an official saying there is “reason for concern” about his health and that the situation was “serious”.
But the aide also reassured the public that they should not be alarmed and has said Trump is taking the situation “very seriously”.
Trump himself tweeted late last night: “Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”
While White House doctor Sean P. Conley said that the president “was doing very well”, did not need supplemental oxygen, and had received a first dose of Remdesivir, an intravenous antiviral drug sold by Gilead Sciences Inc that has been shown to shorten hospital stays.
Just hours earlier, the White House sought to project an air of business as usual despite Trump’s diagnosis, but aides privately expressed concern about the presidential election and showed signs of rising worry about coronavirus.