Trump & COVID-19: First Week Critical

Medical experts say President Trump's age and weight increase his risk of severe complications as he battles COVID-19. NBC's Alice Barr reports.

WASHINGTON (NBC News) — President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus.

The president announced the diagnosis overnight on Twitter, saying in part “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together!”

“They remain in good spirits. The president does have mild symptoms,” White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told reporters Friday morning.

Medical experts say the president is in a high risk group and will be monitored closely.

“They’re going to be very vigilant doing that because he does have a couple of risk factors,” says NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John Torres.

The president is 74 years old and overweight. He’s been around dozens of people this week, often unmasked.

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