His medical team briefed the press on his health status Monday afternoon and confirmed the president would be returning to the White House.
On Sunday, President Donald Trump shocked supporters by driving gradually by the crowd gathered to support him in an SUV throughout his treatment for COVID-19 at Walter Reed hospital. Dr. Brian Garibaldi told reporters on Monday that Trump would get a fifth dose of remdesivir at the White House on Tuesday night and that he continues to receive a steroid.
Trump's medical team on Sunday said the president was started on dexamethasone, a generic steroid long and widely used to reduce inflammation associated with other diseases.
But studies show the drug may be harmful in people with milder COVID-19 because it can suppress their natural immune response.
Officials aren't saying what measures are being adopted to protect the health of White House staffers - from aides and secretaries to cleaners and valets - around Trump as the infectious president returns home. But he hasn't yet appeared in photos or videos released by the White House on Monday. Trump on Friday began a five-day course of remdesivir, a Gilead Sciences drug now used for moderately and severely ill patients.
Stephanie Grisham, the spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump, said "all precautions are being taken" to safeguard those serving the ailing Trumps in the White House's residential quarters, in consultation with the White House's medical unit.
The additional details emerged after Meadows on Saturday said some of Trump's vital signs were "very concerning" Friday.
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We don't know a lot. This means they are expected to continue to work - while taking precautions - until a medical recommendation otherwise is given.
Conley, for instance, was eager to make clear that Trump's heart, kidney and liver functions were all normal. But asked repeatedly about what lung scan tests found and whether there have been any signs of pneumonia or other damage, Conley responded: "We're tracking all of that". The question is important since a drop below 90% would be considered concerning.
He also defended a decision not to disclose Trump had received oxygen.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she has tested positive for COVID-19. Days seven to 10 typically are a time of higher concern, he said.
McEnany says in a statement that she tested positive Monday morning and is experiencing no symptoms at this time.
Meanwhile, a number of Trump's associates at the White House and with the campaign have also tested positive for the coronavirus.
Those close to the president who have been infected include his campaign manager, Bill Stepien, his campaign adviser, Chris Christie, his former adviser Kellyanne Conway, the president of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Ronna McDaniel, Republican senators Mike Lee and Thom Tillis, John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame University, and Hope Hicks, Trump adviser.