US President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus, the White House physician announced, shortly before the start of a campaign rally in Sanford, Florida on Monday, his first since he was diagnosed with Covid-19.
The president has tested negative “on consecutive days,” Dr. Sean Conley said in a statement released to the press by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
This implies that Trump’s first negative test happened sometime over the weekend. On Saturday, he addressed an event from the White House balcony, from a considerable distance away from the gathered crowd.
“Repeatedly negative antigen tests, taken in context with additional clinical and laboratory data, including viral load, subgenomic RNA, and PCR cycle threshold measurements, as well as ongoing assessment of viral culture date, all indicate a lack of detectable viral replication,” said Conley.