Ureña provided an update Friday, saying in a statement: “All health indicators are trending in the right direction, including his white blood count which has decreased significantly. In order to receive further IV antibiotics, he will remain in the hospital overnight.”
Ureña added that Clinton continued to be “in excellent spirits” and was grateful for his care and for the well wishes he had received.
Clinton was in California earlier in the week for an event related to his nonprofit Clinton Foundation and was taken to the hospital after reporting that he was not feeling well, according to CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.
President Biden, during a visit to a Connecticut child-care center Friday, said he had been “exchanging calls” on the situation and that Clinton seemed “to be really doing well.”
Biden spoke with Clinton by phone Friday afternoon, according to deputy White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, and told reporters early Friday evening that he thought Clinton would be leaving the hospital “shortly.”
“He’s doing fine. He really is,” Biden said then. “He’s not in any serious condition.”
Clinton’s doctors, Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardack, issued a joint statement Thursday night saying Clinton was responding well to treatment for his infection.
“He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids. He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring,” they said. “After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well.”
Amin and Bardack added that they had been in constant communication with Clinton’s New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist.
“We hope to have him go home soon,” they said.
Felicia Sonmez contributed to this report.