The memo states that Trump met the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria to end isolation, but not that Trump received a negative coronavirus test since testing positive for the virus last week Has. However, according to the CDC, this is not a criterion for removing the insulation.
“I am pleased to be able to inform you this evening that the COVID-PCR sample from this morning not only meets the transmission criteria for safely terminating the isolation, but is also no longer considered a transmission risk for others according to the currently recognized standards”, states in the memo Conley reads partially
Conley wrote that 10 days after the onset of symptoms, Trump has been fever-free for “well over 24 hours” and diagnostic tests have shown that “there is no longer any evidence of active replication of the virus”.
Conley did not fully explain what “advanced diagnostic tests” the president had received. For example, he did not disclose whether something called virus culture was performed – the process that scientists try to infect living cells to determine if active virus is present.
Officials – including Conley – have still not disclosed when the president last tested negative before testing positive last week, which would reveal when and how contagious he was.
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