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.

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

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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