A Timeline of Trump’s Symptoms and Treatments

As President Trump continues to be treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, doctors and senior White House staff members have given conflicting updates about the president’s condition, treatments and when he learned he was infected with the coronavirus.

A timeline of events about the president’s illness is drawn from his tweets, news conferences, statements from the White House and reporting from The New York Times.

Mr. Trump and his team traveled to Minnesota for a rally that lasted about 45 minutes — about half the length of his typical campaign speeches.

During the event, one of Mr. Trump’s closest advisers, Hope Hicks, started to have symptoms related to the virus.

On the return trip, Mr. Trump slept as some of his advisers spoke about the condition of Ms. Hicks, who was isolated in the back of the plane.

Close to 1 a.m., Mr. Trump said on Twitter that he and the first lady had tested positive for the coronavirus.

He was given the steroid dexamethasone, which has been used to treat diseases like lupus, arthritis and cancer. A study conducted by scientists at the University of Oxford showed the drug reduced deaths of Covid-19 patients on oxygen by one-fifth.

Mr. Trump was given a second dose of remdesivir and did not exhibit any known side effects, doctors said.

Dr. Conley said that, as of that night, Mr. Trump remained “fever-free and off supplemental oxygen.”

“While not yet out of the woods, the team remains cautiously optimistic,” he added.

Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, offered a more somber description of the president’s health, generating skepticism over Dr. Conley’s initial news conference.

“The president’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning, and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care,” Mr. Meadows told reporters. “We’re still not on a clear path to a full recovery.”

In a video shared on Twitter, Mr. Trump said he was “starting to feel good” and thanked supporters and well-wishers.

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