Former President Bill Clinton is expected to be released from a Southern California hospital today, Sunday.
“President Clinton has continued to make excellent progress over the last 24 hours,” Spokesperson Angel Ureña said in a statement Saturday afternoon. “He will remain overnight at UC Irvine Medical Center to continue to receive IV antibiotics before an expected discharge tomorrow.”
The former president was diagnosed with a urological infection that spread to his bloodstream, a source with knowledge of the situation told NBC News on Friday. The source said Clinton was up and moving, affirming that his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was by his side.
Former President Clinton was receiving an antibiotic intravenously, not orally, which is a reason he remained hospitalized this weekend, the source said.
Moreover, his doctors released a statement earlier in the week confirming his improvement.
“He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids. He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring. After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well,” Drs. Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardack said in the statement.
“The California-based medical team has been in constant communication with the President’s New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist. We hope to have him go home soon.”
On his part, President Joe Biden told reporters on Friday that he spoke to Clinton over the phone “to see how he was doing.”
“He’s doing fine. He really is,” Biden said. “He’s not in any serious condition. He is getting out shortly, as I understand.”