NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork)Chris Christie is out of the hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, the former New Jersey governor said on Twitter on Saturday morning.

Christie had checked himself into Morristown Medical Center on Oct. 3 as a precautionary measure due to his history of asthma.

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Christie announced he tested positive days after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Earlier that week, Christie was part of a team that helped Trump prepare for the debate on Sept. 29. He also attended a Rose Garden event at the White House on Sept. 26.

The president was treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for his symptoms and was released on Oct. 5.

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