WASHINGTON — A new report says former President Donald Trump's condition during his battle with COVID-19 was far worse than the public was told, with officials concerned he would need to be placed on a ventilator.
The New York Times reports Trump had "extremely depressed blood oxygen levels at one point and a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus."
The report adds that Trump's oxygen level had dipped into the 80s.
According to people cited in the report, before he was flown to Walter Reed National Military Center in October, Trump was in such poor shape, officials thought a ventilator would be necessary.
While in the hospital, Trump received an experimental drug treatment by Regeneron that he claimed help him be discharged just three days after being admitted.