President Trump before heading to Florida Monday evening for his first campaign rally since his positive diagnosis has tested negative for Covid-19 on consecutive days, according to the White House physician.
In a memo released to reporters Monday afternoon, White House physician Dr. Sean Conley wrote that Trump has “tested negative on consecutive days using the Abbott BinaxNOW antigen card” test.
“In response to your inquiry regarding the President’s most recent COVID-19 tests, I can share with you that he has tested NEGATIVE, on consecutive days, using the Abbott BinaxNOW antigen card,” Conley wrote in the memo. “It is important to note that this test was not used in isolation for the determination of the President’s current negative status.”
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Dr. Conley added that “repeatedly negative antigen tests” were taken alongside comprehensive data including “additional clinical and laboratory data, including viral load, subgenomic RNA, and PCR cycle threshold measurement” aligned with the Center for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC) guidelines determine that the president is “not infectious to others.”
These results indicate that Trump is progressing since testing positive on Oct. 1 with the virus.
On Saturday, Dr. Conley in another a memo wrote the president was no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus.
Trump is set to return to the campaign trail with a jam-packed schedule this week, starting Monday night at Sanford, Florida. This week, Trump is scheduled to have events in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Iowa.
Trump 2020 Campaign Manager Bill Stepien told reporter that the president is “raring to go.”
“I’ve spoken with the President every single day since he entered Walter Reed. He is strong, he is energetic, he is raring to go. I think his campaign calendar reflects his health and well-being and enthusiasm to get back on the trail,” Stepien said, adding that Trump’s return will be a “big shot in the arm for the campaign.”