Former President Bill Clinton expected to be discharged Sunday

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Former President Bill Clinton speaks during the funeral service for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is expected to be discharged on Sunday after he was admitted to a hospital in California last week.

According to a statement from Clinton spokesman Angel Urena, Clinton has continued to make excellent progress over the last 24 hours. He will continue to receive antibiotics before being discharged Sunday.

Former President Clinton was admitted to University of California Irvine Medical Center in Southern California last week for a non-Covid-related infection.

The 42nd president’s spokesman added the following joint statement from the medical center.

“President Clinton was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center and diagnosed with an infection. He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV 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. The California-based medical team has been in constant communication with the President’s New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist. We hope to have him go home soon.”

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The UCI Medical Center is in Orange County, about 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles. It wasn’t immediately clear why Clinton was in Southern California.

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