Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized in California with an infection unrelated to COVID-19.
“On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to the UCI medical center to receive treatment for an infection unrelated to Covid,” Clinton spokesman Angel Urena said in a statement Thursday evening. “He is in good shape, in a good mood and is incredibly grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff who provide him with excellent care. “
The Irvine Medical Center at the University of California in Orange, Calif., Confirmed that Clinton was being treated there, Reuters reported.
A source familiar with the situation told Fox News: “He was diagnosed as a urologic infection which developed into a larger infection. As you can see from his statement from his doctors, the prognosis is good and they are hoping to get him home soon. He’s joking and charming the hospital staff. “
Urena released a joint statement from Drs Alpesh Amin, Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, and Lisa Bardack, Director of Hospital Medicine for UCI Health.
“President Clinton was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center and diagnosed with an infection,” the doctors wrote. “He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and received antibiotics and IV fluids. He remains in the hospital for continuous monitoring. “
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“After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count tends to drop and he responds well to antibiotics,” the doctors added. “The California-based medical team is in constant communication with the President’s New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist. We hope he will return home soon. “