15 October 2021

Bill Clinton in hospital for non-Covid-related infection

15 October 2021

Former US president Bill Clinton is in hospital for treatment for a non-Covid-related infection, a spokesman said.

Spokesman Angel Urena said Mr Clinton was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Centre on Tuesday evening.

Mr Urena added Mr Clinton “is on the mend, in good spirits and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care”.

A second statement from Mr Clinton’s spokesman quoted physicians Dr Alpesh Amin and Dr Lisa Bardack, who said the former president has been “administered IV antibiotics and fluids”.

“After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well,” the doctors said.

“The California-based medical team has been in constant communication with the President’s New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist. We hope to have him go home soon.”

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