WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s White House doctor says Trump tested negative for COVID-19 on consecutive days using a newer rapid test from Abbott Laboratories ABT.
The rating by Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley arrives as Trump travels to Sanford, Florida to lead his first campaign on Monday since contracting a coronavirus. Conley had said in a written note published over the weekend that Trump was no longer at risk of spreading the virus to others.
Conley said in a new update released Monday that Trump tested negative for COVID-19 on consecutive days using a newer 15-minute test. He did not say when Trump was tested.
Trump announced on October 2 that he had tested positive for coronavirus disease. He was admitted to Walter Reed Military Hospital that evening and released on October 5.
Over the weekend, Trump turned to dozens of supporters who crowded the White House lawn from a balcony.