Chris Christie was released from a New Jersey hospital on Saturday, a week after he was admitted following a positive COVID-19 test. Christie, who made the announcement on Twitter, has been quiet on social media since he began treatment last weekend.
“I am happy to let you know that this morning I was released from Morristown Medical Center,” Christie tweeted Saturday. “I want to thank the extraordinary doctors & nurses who cared for me for the last week. Thanks to my family & friends for their prayers. I will have more to say about all of this next week.”
The former New Jersey Governor is one of severalto test positive for COVID-19 after attending a Rose Garden event on September 26 where the president announced the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has since described it as a “super spreader” event.
“We had a super-spreader event in the White House and it was in a situation where people were crowded together and were not wearing masks. So the data speak for themselves,” Fauci said.
Christie also notably helped Mr. Trump with debate preparation, spending hours with him over several days leading up to the first presidential debate, which was held a few days before Christie and Mr. Trump announced they tested positive for the virus.
Christie was admitted to the hospital hours after announcing he had tested positive for COVID-19.
“I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19,” Christie tweeted last Saturday, October. 3. “I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two. I will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition.”
“While I am feeling good and only have mild symptoms, due to my history of asthma we decided this is an important precautionary measure,” Christie wrote. “I am thankful for our hardworking medical professionals and look forward to coming home soon.”
According to the White House, President Trump tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, October 1. He was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center the next day, and released back to the White House four days later.
President Trump is scheduled to hold his first public event since testing positive on Saturday. He plans to speak from the South Lawn balcony about “law and order,” in what the White House is calling a “peaceful protest” expected to draw hundreds of people.
The medications used in the president’s treatment plan