Clinton to remain hospitalized overnight for treatment as health 'trends in right direction'

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks onstage during the TIME 100 Health Summit at Pier 17 on October 17, 2019 in New York City. Photo credit Brian Ach/Getty Images for TIME 100 Health Summit
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Former President Bill Clinton will remain hospitalized overnight at UC Irvine Medical Center as he continues to receive treatment for an infection, his spokesperson announced Friday.

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"All health indicators are trending in the right direction, including his white blood cell which has decreased significantly," his spokesperson Angel Urena said. "In order to receive further IV antibiotics, he will remain in the hospital overnight."

White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed Friday that President Joe Biden spoke with Clinton.

“President Biden spoke by phone with President Clinton this afternoon. President Biden and President Clinton look forward to seeing each other again soon," she said. "President Biden wishes President Clinton a speedy recovery.”

Earlier in the day Biden said Clinton, 75, "seems to be, God-willing, doing well."

Biden, speaking in Connecticut, knocked on a wooden podium when he made the aforementioned remarks. At the time, he said that he's been "exchanging calls" with the Clinton team but he hasn't yet connected with the former president.

"When I talk to him, I'll let you all know," Biden told reporters.

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