West Wing’s Richard Schiff taken off oxygen after he was hospitalised with Covid

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Richard Schiff has revealed he's 'cautiously optimistic' as he was taken off oxygen just days after he was hospitalised with coronavirus.

The actor, who is best known for playing White House communications director Toby Ziegler on The West Wing, was rushed to hospital on Monday after testing positive for Covid-19 on election day.

He took to Twitter on Wednesday night to say he was hoping to be released from hospital soon as he was starting to feel better, and said his wife Sheila Kelly was also on the mend.

Richard, 65, tweeted: "Covid update. I was just taken off Oxygen!! Markers are down. Cautiously optimistic for release soon.

Richard Schiff has revealed he's been taken off oxygen just days after he was hospitalised with coronavirus
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He tested positive for coronavirus on election day
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"Perhaps all the prayers and thoughts need a big thank you.

"@thesheilakelley also doing better.

"Let's keep sending positivity to everyone out there struggling.

"We got your back!"

Richard on The West Wing as Toby Ziegler
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It comes after Richard told his fans that he had tested positive for coronarvirus on election day and was hospitalised this week.

On November 10 he posted: "On Election Day I tested positive for Covid-19. This has been the most bizarre week of our lives.

"@thesheilakelleyis also positive. This is tough. We are determined to find a way to health again.

Richard said he was 'cautiously optimistic'
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"We root for everyone out there who are struggling with this thing. Love from here."

On Monday he said: "I am in the hospital on Remdesivir, O2 and steroids showing some improvement every day.

"Sheila is home and doing better but still fairly ill. Love you all."

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