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Melania Trump reports 'feeling good' after coronavirus diagnosis

Melania Trump reports 'feeling good' after coronavirus diagnosis
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First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpJill Biden a key figure in push to pitch White House plans Petition calls for Jill Biden to undo Trump-era changes to White House Rose Garden Fox News's Bret Baier posts vaccination selfie MORE said Monday that she is “feeling good” and will continue to rest in the White House residence after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. 

“My family is grateful for all of the prayers & support! I am feeling good & will continue to rest at home,” the first lady tweeted Monday morning. “Thank you to medical staff & caretakers everywhere, & my continued prayers for those who are ill or have a family member impacted by the virus.”

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President TrumpDonald TrumpSanders: Reinstating SALT deduction 'sends a terrible, terrible message' GOP braces for wild week with momentous vote One quick asylum fix: How Garland can help domestic violence survivors MORE and the first lady were diagnosed with COVID-19 Thursday evening. Melania Trump’s symptoms thus far are have been more mild than those of her husband, who was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday evening.

White House physician Sean Conley on Friday described the first lady’s symptoms as a mild cough and headache. She has been isolating at the White House since her diagnosis.

The first lady offered her update as her husband continues to receive treatment at Walter Reed. President Trump has experienced a cough, nasal congestion and fatigue and has been fever-free since Friday, according to his medical team.

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The president has sought to project confidence about his condition, offering video messages on Twitter and taking a ride in a car to greet supporters outside the medical facility on Sunday, even though the normal protocol for a coronavirus patient is to isolate.

Trump’s medical team has offered an optimistic portrait of his condition and said that he would be discharged back to White House as soon as Monday. However, the doctors have also acknowledged that Trump’s oxygen levels dropped twice over Friday and Saturday. Trump is being treated with a variety of medications, including the anti-viral medication remdesivir, an experimental antibody cocktail, and the steroid dexamethasone.

Conley has also been evasive when facing questions from reporters about Trump’s case and treatment and has endured scrutiny after initially withholding information about the president receiving supplemental oxygen on Friday.