Former US president Bill Clinton has been hospitalized as a result of an infection, a spokesman to the former president confirms this.
Jameela News reports that Clinton was responding well at the centre in Irvine, California and the infection was not connected to the coronavirus.
“On Tuesday evening, Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-Covid-related infection,” the former president’s spokesman Angel Urena wrote on Twitter.
“He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff providing him with excellent care.”
Doctors at the University of California Irvine Medical Center confirmed Clinton had been admitted.
Urena tweeted a statement from Clinton’s doctors at the hospital Dr Alpesh Amin and Dr Lisa Bardack.
“President Clinton was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center and diagnosed with an infection,” the statement said.
“He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV (intravenous) 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.”
“We hope to have him go home soon,” the statement added.
CNN reported that a urinary tract infection had spread to Clinton’s bloodstream.
The news channel’s medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, said Clinton had reported feeling fatigued during a visit to California on Tuesday and went to the hospital for testing that ruled out Covid-19 and heart-related problems.
Bill Clinton served as America’s 42nd president, from 1993 to 2001. Elected at age 46, he was the third-youngest president in US history and the first Baby Boomer to hold office.