Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie left the hospital on Saturday after a week-long stay that began shortly after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.
“I’m happy to announce that I was released from Morristown Medical Center this morning,” Christie tweeted. “I want to thank the exceptional doctors and nurses who have looked after me over the past week. Thank you to my family and friends for their prayers. I’ll have more to say about it next week. “
CHRIS CHRISTIE CHECKS INTO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A POSITIVE COVID DIAGNOSIS
Christie announced last Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-1
“In consultation with my doctors, I checked into Morristown Medical Center this afternoon. Although I feel fine and have only mild symptoms, based on my history of asthma, we have decided that this is an important precautionary measure,” he said.
Christie was part of Trump’s debate prep team ahead of the debate between Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden on September 29. Christie later said when people gathered in the White House map room the night before to help Trump prepare the debate, no one was wearing a face mask.
“We were – the group was – about five or six people total,” Christie told ABC’s Good Morning America.
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Christie had also been present a few days earlier at an event in the Rose Garden at which Trump announced that he would nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat.
Along with Trump, several senior White House officials, Trump campaign officials and Republican lawmakers later tested positive for the virus. Trump was also hospitalized but has since returned to the White House.
Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.