Former President of the United States Bill Clinton has been released from hospital after being treated for an infection.
Clinton was released from the University of California Irvine Medical Centre yesterday.
The 75-year-old was admitted to hospital last Tuesday with an infection unrelated to Covid-19.
An aide to the former President said Clinton had a urological infection that spread to his bloodstream.
“His fever and white blood cell count are normalised, and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics,” Dr. Alpesh N Amin said.
He gave a thumbs up to reporters outside the hospital as he and his wife Hillary boarded a black SUV and departed in a motorcade escorted by the California Highway Patrol.
In 2004, Clinton underwent quadruple bypass surgery after experiencing prolonged chest pain and shortness of breath. He then returned to hospital in 2005 for surgery on a partially collapsed lung, and in 2010 he had stents implanted in a coronary artery.
President Joe Biden said on Friday that he had spoken with Clinton, saying: “He’s doing fine, he really is.”
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