First Lady Melania Trump is known to be still battling chronic cough even after having recovered from the coronavirus disease.

Melania and her husband and the president of the U.S., Donald Trump, were diagnosed with coronavirus infection earlier in October. Trump stayed in a hospital briefly before being discharged and was later given a go-ahead to resume election campaigning.

Melania, on the other hand, is still suffering from cough and therefore, she was not able to make an appearance at Trump’s campaign event in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday. The information was provided confirmed by her chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham.

"Mrs. Trump continues to feel better every day following her recovery from COVID-19, but with a lingering cough, and out of an abundance of caution, she will not be traveling today,” Grisham said ahead of the event.

Melania tested positive for coronavirus on October 2nd. She released an official statement on the White House website on October 14th, highlighting her struggle with the diagnosis and how all of the symptoms hit her together.

She said that she was fortunate as her diagnoses came with minimal symptoms but they came all together and the days that followed were a “roller coaster” of symptoms.

"I experienced body aches, a cough and headaches, and felt extremely tired most of the time. I chose to go a more natural route in terms of medicine, opting more for vitamins and healthy food," she wrote in her statement.

She further added how it was an unfamiliar feeling for her to be cared for and not being the person who was trying to encourage the nation to fight the pandemic.

The First Lady did not, however, required hospitalization. Trump’s symptoms were rather serious as his oxygen levels dropped and he was hospitalized for a few days at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Melania further revealed how her son Barron also contracted the infected but he was asymptomatic.

Donald Trump and Melania Trump
US President Donald Trump (L) and First Lady Melania Trump (R) pay their respects to US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in repose in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on September 24, 2020. Getty/ Alex Edelman

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