Chris Christie still hospitalized with Covid six days after ex-New Jersey governor fell ill as condition remains secret
FORMER New Jersey governor Chris Christie is reportedly spending his sixth day in a hospital as he battled Covid-19.
The 58-year-old asthma sufferer had checked himself "into Morristown Medical Center" after being diagnosed with coronavirus following the "superspreader" White House event.
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Christie tested positive just one week after an event for Trump's Supreme Court pick Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the White House Rose Garden.
He was seen maskless at the event.
Pictures and video showed the former New Jersey Governor shaking hands and hugging others at the White House.
On Wednesday, multiple media outlets stamped out a briefly tweeted rumor that Christie was in an ICU and on a ventilator, USA Today reported.
But his condition remains unclear.
He has not discussed his health or treatment online, nor have his doctors, though people he has spoken to have told The New York Post that the one-time presidential candidate and former Jersey governor was "in good spirits and getting good care".
On Saturday afternoon he tweeted that he was checking himself in to Morristown Medical Center as a precaution.
He suffers from asthma which is a condition which can worsen a coronavirus infection.
Christie later tweeted from the hospital: "I am thankful for our hardworking medical professionals and look forward to coming home soon."
At least 34 people in Trump's orbit are now known to have become infected since the event, according to a leaked FEMA tally.
The disease has ravaged the White House in just a matter of days and rocked campaigning for the election on November 3
Meanwhile it has emerged that Texas megachurch pastor Robert Morris, who attended the Rose Garden function, held a church service on Sunday and took to the stage without a mask.
A representative of the Southlake church told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram via email on Tuesday that Morris had taken a Covid-19 test that came back negative in the last 10 days.
They said: "Pastor Roberts medical procedures, his medical history and all possible medical issues & precautions are a private matter.
"If he chooses to release any of his private medical information I will let you know."
Pictures from the event show Morris didn't wear a mask while he was seated directly behind Notre Dame President John Jenkins, who tested positive for the coronavirus less than a week after the event.
Jenkins also did not wear a mask.
It has also emerged that Crede Bailey, who is in charge of issuing security credentials to the building and liaising with the Secret Service, was reportedly fell sick with coronavirus just before the September 26 Rose Garden "superspreader event".
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