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Coronavirus Latest: Monday, October 5

More information on President Trump’s health continues to be released with the President set to leave Walter Reed Hospital at 6:30pm on Monday night. This comes as coronavirus cases spiked in New York City as Governor Cuomo asks health officials to respond to cases appearing in 20 ‘hotspot’ ZIP codes were positivity rates are as high as 18%. Yahoo Finance’s Anjalee Khemlani joins The Final Round to discuss the latest on the coronavirus.

Video Transcript

- Welcome back to "The Final Round." Let's get to the latest on President Trump's condition. Now, President Trump is expected to leave Walter Reed Medical Center in just a few hours from now. This, of course, comes just three days after he was admitted to the hospital to be treated for coronavirus. Anjalee Khemlani has been closely following this story for us. And Anjalee, just give us a sense of President Trump's condition, and also what lies ahead over the next couple of hours.

ANJALEE KHEMLANI: Thanks, Seana. Yeah, so what we heard from his physician and the doctors at the medical center is that Trump has been fever-free for 72 hours, without any aid from fever-reducing medicine. And he has been given, as we know, the antibody cocktail from Regeneron, as well as dexamethasone, that generic steroid, as well as Gilead's remdesivir.

He's getting his fourth dose of the condensed version of five doses, of the five doses in that protocol today before leaving the hospital. And then waiting to look ahead, should be quar-- in isolation still because they're still running some tests in order to ensure that he doesn't still have enough of the virus, or any live virus, to then infect others. And that will determine whether or not he can, in fact, return to the campaign trail. So that's where things stand right now.

- Yeah, and Anjalee, as you were talking, President Trump, there's headlines crossing that President Trump intends to be ready for the next debate. That, of course, is according to his campaign. So we will be waiting for more details on that. But Anjalee, I just quickly want to ask you just about the cluster of cases that we're seeing grow inside the White House. We had the press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, today testing positive, showing that the virus really continues to spread throughout the White House. Where do the contact tracing efforts stand? Because it's not only members of the administration. There was also a couple of journalists that have tested positive, as well.

ANJALEE KHEMLANI: That's correct. So they're taking some action now. Journalists have said that-- or rather Kayleigh herself did note that, you know, journalists were not part of her close contacts. So that indicates that the White House is, in fact, doing some level of contact tracing with that. But one thing that was pointed out is, of course, that the reason why we are seeing this cluster is because negative tests from those rapid tests were seen as sort of a green light to move freely about without masks.

And that sort of led to what we're seeing as this outbreak within the White House walls. And to your point, not just the staffers, but also White House staff. We've heard some of the, you know, the cleaning staff has also been infected. And that's one of the bigger concerns that we're seeing coming from this, is the individuals who are not part of, you know, say the political realm, the drivers, those that are part of security, that are also at risk and will need to be monitored.