Former Gov. Chris Christie is back at home after spending seven nights in a New Jersey hospital after testing positive for COVID-10.
“I am happy to let you know that this morning I was released from Morristown Medical Center. I want to thank the extraordinary doctors & nurses who cared for me for the last week,” Christie said in a tweet on Saturday morning. “Thanks to my family and friends for their prayers. I will have more to say about all of this next week.”
CNN reported on Friday that Christie told them he was remdesivir, the same anti-viral drug President Donald Trump used after his own positive COVID test.
Christie announced on Twitter last Saturday that he had checked himself into the hospital after consultant with his doctors.
“Me and my wife are happy the governor is out of the hospital and we wish him well,” former Gov. Richard J. Codey told the New Jersey Globe. Codey and Christie are longtime political rivals.
Christie had been widely photographed on the White House lawn two weeks ago when Trump announced his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court – a happening that has been widely described as a super-spreader event — and was actively involved in the president’s preparation for his debate with Joe Biden.