“It should be noted today that the president’s laboratories have demonstrated detectable levels of anti-SARS-CoV-2-IgG antibodies from laboratories collected on Monday,” added the White House doctor.
Conley’s brief note did not include any specific update on the President’s drug regimen. Trump, since testing positive for the coronavirus last week, has taken numerous treatments, including the steroid dexamethasone, remdesivir antiviral therapy, and a Regeneron antibody cocktail.
The note included remarks from Trump himself. “The president said this morning: ‘I feel good! “” Conley wrote.
Trump was hospitalized on Friday evening, hours after announcing on Twitter that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for Covid-19.
He was released three days later and returned to the White House aboard Marine One. The president, who may still be contagious, raised his eyebrows and drew criticism by removing his mask upon his return to the White House on Monday evening.
Larry Kudlow, Trump’s top economic adviser, declined to tell CNBC if Trump wore a mask when he returned to work.
Following Trump’s diagnosis, a growing number of people working in the White House have also tested positive for Covid-19. The list includes Senior Domestic Assistant Stephen Miller and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and some of his deputies, as well as several members of the press corps.
Some Republican lawmakers who recently attended an event on the South Lawn of the White House – which challenged some of the social distancing guidelines recommended by Trump administration health experts – have also tested positive.
After returning from the hospital, Trump re-launched his active presence on Twitter. On Tuesday, the president tweeted that he had ordered his aides to cease negotiations with Democrats over a deal for additional coronavirus stimulus funds until after the November 3 election. The move has baffled Wall Street investors and political experts. He then pushed Capitol Hill to approve additional relief from the coronavirus in separate bills. On Wednesday, he tweeted or retweeted more than a dozen times in the early afternoon.