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U.S. President Donald Trump is being treated with the steroid dexamethasone after oxygen level drops on Friday and Saturday, his doctor says.

But he is said to be doing well and could be discharged back to the White House on Monday, the BBC reported.

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Dr Sean Conley admits Trump was treated with supplementary oxygen, after refusing to confirm a day earlier.

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump is among a growing group of people around Trump who also have the virus – she is recuperating at the White House.

At least seven people who attended a White House event last week, including the Trumps, have now tested positive.

Coronavirus in the White House: Known facts

  • On October 2, there were reports that U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania had contracted the coronavirus. A few hours earlier, Trump announced that he and his wife were going into quarantine after his first assistant, Hope Hicks, had tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • Donald Trump was hospitalized less than 24 hours after he had tested positive for COVID-19. He was moved to the Walter Reed Medical Center.
  • Trump did not transfer his powers to Vice President Mike Pence and continues performing his presidential duties.