公众首先获悉，美国总统唐纳德·特朗普在 2020 年 10 月 1 日午夜前检测呈 COVID-19 阳性。
U.S. President Donald Trump posted a message to social media just before midnight on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, announcing that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested posted for COVID-19:
Around 6 p.m. EDT Friday, Trump was taken from the White House and transported by helicopter to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. CNN reported:
Emerging from the White House residence at 6:16 p.m. ET for his first public appearance since announcing … earlier he had tested positive for coronavirus, Trump walked under his own power to his waiting helicopter and displayed no major outward signs of illness.