President Donald Trump has tested negative for COVID-19 “on consecutive days,” White House physician Dr. Sean Conley stated Monday in a written note. The memo was released just hours before Trump planned to appear in Sanford, Florida.
Trump’s negative diagnosis came from using the Abbott antigen test. Conley said Trump is not contagious to others.
Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2, along with first lady Melania Trump. He then spent a weekend at Walter Reed Medical Center following the diagnosis, where he received multiple treatments for the virus.
Trump has been treated with an antibody cocktail from Regeneron and remdesivir. He was also treated with the steroid dexamethasone.
Trump has said contracting COVID-19 was a “blessing from God.” He also recently told Americans to not let COVID-19 “dominate your life.”
Trump has told his campaign to hold events every day until the election on Nov. 3. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top epidemiologist, said Trump’s rallies are “asking for trouble” as attendees often do not wear masks or social distance.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden has criticized Trump, saying he bears some responsibility for his COVID-19 infection. At the same time, the former vice president has said he is praying for Trump’s recovery.
Multiple other figures in the Trump campaign and administration have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, campaign manager Bill Stepien, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and three Republican senators are a few high-profile individuals to have been infected by the virus.