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experienced “extremely depressed blood oxygen levels” and a lung problem commonly associated with pneumonia caused by Covid-19, according to a report in the New York Times citing four people familiar with the former president’s condition.

Follow latest updatesPfizer vaccine found to give strong immune response to new variantsCDC: people with two vaccine doses can skip quarantineArthritis drug that helps Covid ICU patients has wider benefitsAstraZeneca says vaccine against new variants may take six monthsSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.53am GMT Donald Trump was reportedly much more ill with Covid-19 in October than the White House publicly admitted at the time, with some officials concerned that he would need to be put on a ventilator.Trump US vaccination programme in ‘much worse shape’ than first thought, Biden says; Irish lockdown set to be extended until April. Related: Trump's case of coronavirus was far worse than he admitted, report says 2.52am GMT Mexico’s health ministry on Thursday reported 1,474 new confirmed deaths from Covid-19, bringing its total to 171,234.The government says the real number of infected people and the death toll in Mexico are both likely significantly higher than reported levels.

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