Next 48 hours critical for US President Donald Trump

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Next 48 hours critical for US President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is not yet on a clear path to recovery from COVID-19 and some of his vital signs over the last 24 hours were "very concerning", a person familiar with his health said on Saturday.

The source's assessment of the Republican president's medical status came after a team of doctors told reporters at a press conference earlier on Saturday that he was "doing very well."

One of those doctors said Trump had told them "'I feel like I could walk out of here today.'"

The source, who asked not to be identified, said the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of Trump's care.

Trump, 74, left the White House and was moved to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre near Washington on Friday just hours after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.