USA TODAY breaking news reporter Grace Hauck answers some of your biggest questions after President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19.


President Donald Trump was at the hospital Saturday after announcing that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19.

Trump flew to Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Marine One on Friday evening after experiencing fever and fatigue. Officials said they expected him to be there for a few days.

The diagnosis raises many questions about how long the president has been infected, who else may have been exposed, how the diagnosis will impact the impending election and what happens next.

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Do we know how long Trump has had COVID-19? Does he have symptoms?

– Spencer from Cedar City, Utah

White House physician Sean Conley said in a press briefing Saturday morning that Trump was “72 hours into the diagnosis now.” But Conley later issued a statement saying that he meant “day three.”

Trump experienced a mild cough, nasal congestion and fatigue from COVID-19 on Thursday, but his symptoms were improving Saturday and doctors were “cautiously optimistic,” Conley said in the breing.


President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Here’s a look at where he traveled the week before his diagnosis.


“Thursday afternoon, following the news of a close contact is when we repeated testing, and given kind of clinical indications I had a little bit more concern, and that’s when – late that night – we got the PCR confirmation that he was,” Conley said, referring to a molecular diagnostic test.

Doctors said Saturday the president had been fever free for over 24 hours, had received an antibody therapy 48 hours ago and was on a five-day course of the drug remdesivir.

Does first lady Melania have symptoms?

– L from Las Vegas

The first lady was “doing great” and “has no indication for hospitalization, advanced therapy,” Conley said Saturday morning.

Melania Trump did not go to the hospital with her husband, her chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed to USA TODAY.

“She’s still at the White House, she’s doing well,” Grisham said in an email Friday.

Who gave Trump COVID-19?

– McCalister from Shereveport, Louisiana

It’s unclear when Trump was exposed to the coronavirus and where, but he was likely exposed around the same time his aide, Hope Hicks, was also exposed. It was announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19 and was symptomatic on Thursday. She appears to have been diagnosed Wednesday evening when she flew with the president to Minnesota.

See the timeline of Trump’s travels leading up to his positive COVID-19 test.

Several people in Trump’s orbit have also tested positive. Tests have come back positive for Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, North Carolina Sen. Thom