Chris Christie Released After Being Hospitalized For 7 Days With COVID-19

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been released from the hospital after being treated for COVID-19, he announced.

Gov. Christie tested positive for the novel coronavirus last Saturday, a day after President Trump, the First Lady and several of White House officials tested positive.

A matter of hours later, the former governor checked himself into a New Jersey hospital as a precaution. He remained there until being discharged this past Saturday.

"I am happy to let you know that this morning I was released from Morristown Medical Center," Christie said in a Tweet. "I want to thank the extraordinary doctors & nurses who cared for me for the last week. Thanks to my family & friends for their prayers. I will have more to say about all of this next week."

Christie's positive coronavirus test was cause for concern, given his struggles with obesity and asthma.

Not much is yet known about Christie's treatment, though he did apparently communicate briefly last week with current New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

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