Christie released from the hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieTrump transition order follows chorus of GOP criticism Trump relents as GSA informs Biden transition to begin Biden moves forward as GOP breaks with Trump rise MORE (R) was released from the hospital Saturday morning, exactly one week after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

“I want to thank the extraordinary doctors & nurses who cared for me for the last week,” Christie tweeted. “Thanks to my family & friends for their prayers. I will have more to say about all of this next week.”


Christie tested positive for the coronavirus on Oct. 3, just two days after President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - COVID-19 fears surround Thanksgiving holiday The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump holds his last turkey pardon ceremony MORE tested positive for COVID-19.

The president returned to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center this past Monday after spending four days receiving medical care for the disease.

While he experienced only mild symptoms, Christie checked himself into Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey as a “precautionary measure” due to his history of asthma.


Christie was at the White House for Trump’s announcement two weeks ago that he was nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, with the former New Jersey governor spotted interacting closely with several other attendees without a mask.

The former governor also interacted closely with Trump to assist with his preparation for the first presidential debate. That group included former White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWomen set to take key roles in Biden administration Lara Trump mulling 2022 Senate run in North Carolina: report Press: Where is Jim Baker when we need him? MORE and Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksWomen set to take key roles in Biden administration President says Trump Jr. doing 'very well' after COVID-19 diagnosis Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19 MORE, both of whom have tested positive for the virus.

Christie said the group did not wear masks and that nobody showed symptoms at that point.

Meanwhile, multiple people in Trump’s orbit have tested positive for the coronavirus, including Conway, Hicks, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and top aide Stephen MillerStephen MillerPresident says Trump Jr. doing 'very well' after COVID-19 diagnosis Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19 Giuliani's son, a White House staffer, tests positive for coronavirus MORE.