CLEVELAND — Below is a live blog highlighting local and national coverage of the bombshell revelation that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday morning and his subsequent treatment.
6:51 pm: President Trump shares a message from inside of Walter Reed Medical Center.
6:17 pm: President Donald Trump has told his longtime friend and sometimes lawyer Rudy Giuliani that he’s “going to beat” the coronavirus. Read more here.
4:21 pm: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted that he had a "great call" with President Trump and said he "sounds well and says he's feeling good."
Just had another great call with @POTUS. He sounds well and says he’s feeling good. We talked about the people’s business — fighting the pandemic, confirming Judge Barrett, and strengthening the economy for American families. Let’s keep our President & First Lady in our prayers.— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) October 3, 2020
2:31 pm: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Saturday that they have issued a proclamation making Sunday, Oct. 4 a Day of Prayer for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they battle their recent COVID-19 diagnosis. Read more here.
2:01 pm: It’s been confirmed that President Trump was administered supplemental oxygen at the White House hours after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and before being flown to a military hospital. Read more here.
1:19 pm: Trump tweets that he is feeling well and thanks the doctors and nurses at Walter Reed Medical Center.
Doctors, Nurses and ALL at the GREAT Walter Reed Medical Center, and others from likewise incredible institutions who have joined them, are AMAZING!!!Tremendous progress has been made over the last 6 months in fighting this PLAGUE. With their help, I am feeling well!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020
11:45 am: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who helped President Trump prepare for the first presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday, announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Read more here.
I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19. I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two. I will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition.— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 3, 2020
11:39 am: Dr. Sean Conley said that President Trump's symptoms are already improving. Fellow doctors said Trump remains under evaluation but is not on oxygen, is walking around and is in "exceptionally good spirits."
"I feel like I could walk out of here right now," Trump told his doctors.
Trump will be on a five-day Remdesivir treatment, doctors said. Conley said that Trump asked about hydroxychloroquine but was not prescribed the drug.
First lady Melania Trump is doing well and is not believed to require any hospitalization, Conley said.
11 am: Dr. Sean Conley, President Donald Trump's physician, will be providing an update on the president's health following his COVID-19 diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Read more here.
10:20 am: Before President Donald Trump left the White House on Marine One to receive COVID-19 treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center, his physician Dr. Sean Conley sent out a memo indicating Trump received a single eight gram dose of a polyclonal antibody cocktail made by New York state based pharmaceutical company Regeneron. But what is it? Read more here.
9:56 pm: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has tested positive for COVID-19, his communications director said Saturday morning. Read more here.
11:31 pm: President Trump tweets that he thinks he is doing well.
Going welI, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020
10:55 pm: President Donald Trump’s former adviser Kellyanne Conway said late Friday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus, days after attending a White House event with several others who have since come down with COVID-19. Read more here.
9:41 pm: In the six days that have followed President Trump's Supreme Court Justice nomination announcement at the White House Rose Garden, at least six known coronavirus cases have emerged from the event, including Trump. Read more here.
6:31 pm: President Trump Tweets a brief address to the nation before heading to Walter Reed Medical Center. Read more here.