Former US President Bill Clinton, 75, will spend an extra night in the California hospital where he is being treated for an infection unrelated to Covid-19, his spokesperson announced on Saturday.
Bill Clinton, President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, was admitted Tuesday evening with a blood infection at the UCI Irvine Medical Center at the University of California, south of Los Angeles.
He “will stay in the hospital overnight in order to continue receiving intravenous antibiotics before a scheduled discharge tomorrow” Sunday, his spokesperson Angel Urena said on Twitter, stressing that “all health indicators are changing in common sense”.
The former president is “in a good mood and spent time with his family, reuniting with friends and watching college football.”
According to the New York Times, citing a collaborator, Bill Clinton developed a urinary tract infection which turned into sepsis.
Sepsis – the body’s extreme reaction to infection – affects 1.7 million people each year in America, and kills 270,000 according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the leading health agency in the United States.
Bill Clinton has had to be hospitalized in the past, as in 2004 when he underwent a quadruple coronary bypass to free four blocked arteries, and in 2010 when he underwent angioplasty.