Donald Trump Doing 'Well,' But 'Not Yet Out of the Woods,' White House Says

President Donald Trump's physician released a memo Saturday night saying that Trump is fever-free and doing "well" after being testing positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

Presidential physician Sean P. Conley's memo describes Trump as "having made substantial progress since diagnosis," and reports that he is conducting business from the presidential suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Conley also confirmed that Trump had taken his second dose of Remdesivir and is not receiving supplemental oxygen.

"While not yet out of the woods, the team remains cautiously optimistic. The plan for tomorrow is to continue observation in between doses of Remdesivir, closely monitoring his clinical status while fully supporting his conduct of Presidential duties," Conley wrote.

Trump tweeted out a video from Walter Reed earlier Saturday, in which he said he felt "much better now," and promised to be back "soon."

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Earlier Saturday, Conley told reporters that Trump had been doing "very well," and that his coughing and congestion problems were improving. Conley also described the president as being in "good spirits" and that "there is no cause for concern." He confirmed that though Trump is not taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug Trump touted early in the pandemic, the two discussed his taking it.

In addition to Remdesivir, Trump is also taking zinc, vitamin D, the acid reflux drug famotidine, sleep aid melatonin and aspirin. In addition, he is trying an experimental antibody treatment from Regeneron called REGN-COV2. Though REGN-COV2 is still in clinical trials, the treatment is being administered to Trump under the Food and Drug Administration's "compassionate use" provision.

Appearing on Chris Cuomo's CNN program Friday night, Regeneron CEO Leonard Schleifer said that he expects the president to be better within a week.

"He's not seriously ill now," Schleifer said. "He's not on a respirator, his life is not threatened.... [but] we can help the patient immune system win the race [against the virus] by basically giving them an immune response in a vial. We're giving actual antibodies."

Schleifer also said that drugs with monoclonal antibodies, like REGN-COV2, are among the safest in the world.

"We have lots of evidence from animal studies, primate studies and thousands of patients now enrolled in our trial that this drug class and this specific cocktail appears safe," he told Cuomo.

Trump was admitted to Walter Reed on Friday, and according to the White House, had been suffering from a fever all that day, and was feeling fatigued. In addition to the president, first lady Melania Trump has also tested positive for COVID. She did not join the president in being admitted to Walter Reed, and is quarantining herself inside the White House.

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TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, October 2, 2020, as he heads to Walter Reed Military Medical Center, after testing positive for Covid-19. - President Donald Trump will spend the coming days in a military hospital just outside Washington to undergo treatment for the coronavirus, but will continue to work, the White House said Friday SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images/Getty