Christie released from the hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieChristie, Pompeo named co-chairs of GOP redistricting group Christie: Biden's new vaccine mandate will 'harden opposition' Allies see rising prospect of Trump 2024 White House bid 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 TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFormer aide sees Melania Trump as 'the doomed French queen': book If another 9/11 happened in a divided 2021, could national unity be achieved again? Former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham planning book: report 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 ConwayYoungkin leads McAuliffe among likely voters: poll Poll from conservative group shows tight governor's race in Virginia Psaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards MORE and Hope HicksHope HicksThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan House panel probing Jan. 6 attack seeks Trump records UPDATED: McEnany, Fox News talks on pause 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 MillerWhy is the Biden administration turning its back on asylum seekers? Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle How Trump broke the system that offers protection to Afghan allies MORE.