What we know, and what we don’t, about Trump’s coronavirus
White House counselor Hope Hicks, one of Trump’s closest advisers, fell ill with the coronavirus Wednesday while accompanying Trump to a fundraiser in Minnesota, officials say. It’s not clear if her case is related to the president’s. And Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah ,who was at the White House last weekend, announced Friday he had tested positive.
The White House Medical Unit is slated to trace the president’s contacts.
White House officials say they learned of Hicks’ positive test results for the coronavirus Thursday, after Trump boarded the Marine One helicopter for a private fundraiser in New Jersey. But Trump went ahead with the trip and the fundraiser. He told Fox News that evening he was being tested.
Just before 1am Friday, he tweeted that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive.
Late Friday, Conley issued an update that said Trump is “doing very well” and is “not requiring any supplemental oxygen,” But he said that, “in consultation with specialists we have elected to initiate remdesivir therapy,” an antiviral medication.