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HEADING HOME President Donald Trump leaves Walter Reed medical center on October 5. CHRIS KLEPONIS—POLARIS/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES

President Donald Trump was released from Walter Reed medical center, in Bethesda, Maryland, on October 5. He’d been admitted on October 2. That day, Trump announced that he’d tested positive for COVID-19. At press time, 14 people close to the president had also tested positive.

Sean Conley is the president’s doctor. He said Trump would continue treatment at the White House. The president may not be “out of the woods yet,” Conley added. He said it could take about a week before Trump was fully out of danger. Experts say COVID-19 is unpredictable. But Trump has said he’s eager to get back to campaigning.

Recently, Trump has held rallies and other events. He has not enforced requirements for masks or social distancing. Experts say these steps are important. They prevent the virus’s spread. At press time, 43,000 new COVID-19 cases were being reported daily in the United States. About 7.5 million Americans have been infected.

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