Washington DC: Amid contradictory reports on his health, US President Donald Trump on Saturday night (October 3) released a video statement saying he feels "much better" now and will be back soon. The development comes after various reports quoting sources close to the White House and privy of Trump's medical status said the next 48 hours are going to be very critical for Trump as his vitals were "very concerning".

In the tweet, Trump said, "I feel much better now. We are working hard to get me all the way back. I have to be back because we still have to make America great again."

A person who is said to be close to Donald Trump and is familiar with the status of his Covid-19 illness, said some of his vital signs have been "very concerning" for the past 24 hours. However, he added that they have improved since Trump was admitted to the Walter Reed Medical Centre on Friday, the Associated Press reported.

According to the report, the person said the next 48 hours are critical for Donald Trump because there "was no clear path yet on a recovery" and that it may take days before he was discharged from the military hospital.

A White House team of doctors said on Saturday morning that Trump's condition was improving and that he was already talking about returning to the White House. One doctor said Trump had told them "'I feel like I could walk out of here today.'"

Trump was flown from the White House to Walter Reed, near Washington, about 17 hours after he announced his illness. Administration officials, who described the move as precautionary, said he would stay at the hospital for several days.

Another source who was briefed on Trump's condition said the president was given supplemental oxygen before he went to the hospital. The decision to hospitalize Trump came after he had experienced difficulty breathing and his oxygen level dropped, according to a source familiar with the situation.