Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a close Trump ally, was released from the hospital Saturday, one week after testing positive for COVID-19.
“I am happy to let you know that this morning I was released from Morristown Medical Center,” he wrote in a tweet. “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.”
Christie checked into Morristown Medical Center shortly after he announced in a tweet that he tested positive for the virus on Oct. 3. The former governor said he was checking himself into the hospital “as a precautionary measure” recommended by his doctors. He was treated with the experimental anti-viral drug remdesivir, the same drug taken by President Donald Trump last week after he was hospitalized with the coronavirus. Christie, 58, had been with Trump helping him prepare for the first presidential debate against Democratic challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden just days before Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19. Christie said “no one was wearing masks” during the sessions.
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