October 3 Trump Covid-19 news

By Jessie Yeung, Brett McKeehan, Amy Woodyatt, Fernando Alfonso III, Melissa Mahtani and Meg Wagner, CNN

Updated 12:01 a.m. ET, October 4, 2020
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12:20 a.m. ET, October 3, 2020

Trump tweets from Walter Reed: "Going well, I think!"

From CNN's Aaron Pellish 

President Donald Trump has tweeted for the first time since arriving in hospital to be treated for Covid-19, saying, “Going welI, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!“ 

Trump sent the tweet from inside Walter Reed Military Hospital, where he was admitted earlier today.

The President has had a fever since this morning, according to a source. Trump's physician confirmed that he has received a dose of the experimental Regeneron treatment.

12:20 a.m. ET, October 3, 2020

Trump's physician: President is "doing very well" and has been given Remdesivir

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has tweeted an update from the President's physician.

The update reads:

“This afternoon, in consultation with specialists from Walter Reed and Johns Hopkins University, I recommended movement of the President up to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for further monitoring. This evening I’m happy to report that the President is doing very well. He is not requiring any supplemental oxygen, but in consultation with specialists we have elected to initiate Remdesivir therapy. He was completed his first does and is resting comfortably.

Remdesivir is an antiviral drug, developed by Gilead Sciences.

Earlier Friday, the physician announced that Trump was also taking the experimental Regeneron antibody cocktail.

12:20 a.m. ET, October 3, 2020

Kellyanne Conway confirms she has tested positive for Covid-19

William Barr speaks with Kellyanne Conway at the Rose Garden ceremony where President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court on September 26.
William Barr speaks with Kellyanne Conway at the Rose Garden ceremony where President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court on September 26. Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images

Kellyanne Conway has tested positive for coronavirus, the former White House counselor tweeted on Friday.

She is latest attendee of President Trump’s event announcing the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett last Saturday to test positive.

Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, and Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins also attended the event, and all have since tested positive.

"Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians," she tweeted. "As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic."