About a week ago, the Royal Household Bureau announced that the king had again been more ill than usual, but that he had more or less returned to normal.
This is a long pattern of announcements, always saying that the king is or has been ill, but is improving or back to normal.
At the time of that earlier announcement, “normal” seemed to mean that while the king continued to receive “antibiotics and saline intravenously, as well as supply the oxygen-air mix.” It was reported that he no longer had the “same level” of “high fever and chills,” low “oxygen concentration in his blood,” high blood pressure and “an increased heart rate” with “laboured breathing,” and is not producing “a large amount of sputum…”.
Now, the Royal Household Bureau has announced that all of that “normalcy” was apparently not maintained. It now reports that the king “has developed a fever and infection…”. As he was more than a week ago, the king’s “blood oxygen level had decreased, although his blood pressure remains normal,” and he has “an infection in his left lung.”
Apparently the previous infection was in the right lung, although it seems that this “infection” has continued since 3 September. The king is again receiving “intravenous antibiotics.”
An infection that affects the lungs is usually in the larger airways (bronchitis) or in the smaller air sacs (pneumonia), although there’s a long list of infections possible.