White House doctor says Donald Trump He is no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus, but he has not said whether the US president has tested negative for it.
In a memo issued by the White House, Dr. Sean Conley said that Trump had met CDC criteria to safely stop isolation and that by “currently recognized standards” he no longer considered the risk of transmission.
The memo did not mention whether the Trump test result was negative, but it did mention that a test on Saturday showed the president no longer posed a “risk of spreading the virus to others,” and there was no longer evidence of an “active recurrence of the virus.”
Sensitive laboratory tests – such as the PCR test – detect the virus in swab samples taken from the nose and throat. Dr. William Morris, who oversees the labs at Mayo Clinic, said earlier this week that with PCR tests, the president’s medical team can measure and track the amount of virus in samples over time and monitor the low viral load.
The news came as cases continued To rise in the American Midwest states And the Ministry of Health in India, The second most affected country after the United States, released figures showing the total number of injuries It has increased by more than 7 million.
Some medical experts were skeptical that Trump could be declared free of the risk of transmitting the virus early in the course of his illness. They said that only 10 days after the initial diagnosis of the infection, there was no way to confirm that someone was no longer contagious.
The memo followed Trump’s first public appearance since returning to the White House after receiving hospital treatment. Hundreds of people gathered Saturday afternoon in South Lawn to deliver a speech to Trump about his support for law enforcement from a White House balcony.
Trump took off his mask moments after appearing to address the crowd, and his first step was to return to the public stage more than three weeks ago until Election Day.
He mocked, once again, his government’s safety recommendations just days after admitting he was on the verge of “bad things” from the virus and claiming that his bout with the disease had given him a better understanding.
His return was short. With bandages visible on his hands, likely from an intravenous injection, Trump spoke for 18 minutes, much less than he did at regular gatherings over an hour. He looked so healthy and perhaps a little hoarse that he delivered what was, for all intents and purposes, a short version of his campaign speech.
“I feel great,” said Trump, who said he was grateful for their good wishes and prayers as he recovered. He then announced that the epidemic, which had killed more than 210,000 Americans, was “disappearing” even though he was still recovering from the virus.
Ireland On Saturday, it recorded 1,012 new cases of Covid-19, the highest number in a single day since the start of the epidemic and nearly double the average last week.
The increase, a week after parts of neighboring Northern Ireland recorded some of the highest infection rates in Europe, is likely to increase pressure on the government to impose additional restrictions.
The government banned in-house restaurants and restricted the number of home visitors, but rejected a recommendation from public health officials to impose a stricter lockdown.
On Sunday morning, the Indian Ministry of Health recorded another 74,383 injuries in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of injuries in the country to 7 million. Only the United States, with 7.7 million infections, has had more cases than India, While the death toll is now the third highest in the world after the United States Brazil.
Dr Randeep Joleria, a government health expert, said the number of people who died from Covid-19 remained relatively low in South and Southeast Asia – from India to Vietnam and Taiwan – compared to European countries and the United States.
“We were able to keep the curve rising slowly, but I agree we couldn’t make it go down strongly. This is related to our population density, the diversity of our country, and the socio-economic challenges in our country,” Juliria said, referring to India’s booming population close to 1.4 billion people.
Latin America and the Caribbean recorded 10 million cases on Saturday and with more than 360,000 deaths, it is the worst-affected region in terms of deaths, according to official figures.
In the Australian Victoria State, Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has confirmed he will Hand over his phone records To an investigation into the failed hotel quarantine program that led to the second wave of Coronavirus in the state.
The phone records, covering March 27, could help determine who made the crucial decision that day by using private security guards to monitor returning travelers. “We all want answers,” Andrews said. “We all have the right to answers.”
Victoria reported 12 new cases and one death on Sunday, as Andrews confirmed that some Phase 4 restrictions in Melbourne will be eased on October 19.
in a FranceHealth authorities reported 27,000 new infections in one day on Saturday, although the numbers in intensive care remained well below the peak seen in the spring.
The escalating cases have led to concerns that the French government may need to impose local closures in major cities, which are the epicenter of the disease, reflecting measures already announced in Spain where the government has prevented people from leaving the Madrid area.
In other developments:
Main land China The country’s National Health Authority announced 21 new confirmed cases of the new coronavirus on Sunday, up from 15 the previous day.
Berlin 11 pm curfew in bars and restaurants It came into effect, as the capital followed in the footsteps of the Frankfurt financial center where a curfew had already been imposed. Germany It reported 3,483 new cases on Saturday.