By Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell
MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — President Donald Trump’s doctors delivered an update of his condition on Sunday that suggested he might have more than just a mild case of COVID-19.
Based on the doctors’ accounts, Trump’s symptoms quickly escalated after he announced early Friday morning that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, The New York Times reported. He was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday evening.
Trump experienced a “high fever” on Friday, and there were two occasions when his blood oxygen levels dropped, on Friday and again on Saturday, the Times reported. Trump’s oxygen saturation level was 93% at one point, his doctors said. Ninety-five percent is considered the lower limit of the normal range.
Many medical experts consider patients to have severe COVID-19 if their oxygen levels drop below 94%, the Times reported.