Bill Clinton remains in hospital but health indicators "trending in the right direction"

2021-10-16 10:31:42Xinhua Editor : Zhang Mingxin ECNS App Download

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's health indicators are "trending in the right direction," but he will continue to receive treatment at a Southern California hospital for one more night, his spokesperson said Friday.

Clinton, 75, was admitted Tuesday evening to the University of California (UC) Irvine Medical Center in Orange County for a non-coronavirus-related infection.

His white blood count has decreased significantly, tweeted his spokesperson Angel Urena Friday afternoon, adding that Clinton will remain in the hospital overnight to "receive further IV antibiotics."

Clinton was in an intensive care section of UC Irvine Medical Center, though not receiving "ICU care," KABC-TV, the West Coast flagship station of the ABC television network, quoted an aide to the former U.S. president as saying Friday.

The aide told reporters at the hospital that Clinton had a urological infection that spread to his bloodstream, but is on the mend and never went into septic shock, a potentially life-threatening condition.

Clinton was in Southern California for a private reception and dinner for the nonprofit Clinton Foundation. After meeting with friends in Orange County on Tuesday, he reported feeling fatigued, an aide to the former U.S. President was quoted as saying by The Los Angeles Times.

Clinton, a member of the Democratic Party, served as the 42nd U.S. president from 1993 to 2001.


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