BREAKING NEWS: Joe Biden FINALLY tests for COVID seven days after being re-infected with the virus, but will remain isolating until he gets a second negative test
- The president tested negative for the virus on Saturday, White House physician Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor known
- Biden initially tested positive for COVID on July 21, took Paxlovid to treat his condition, and tested negative on July 27
- But he rebounded on July 30 after another positive COVID test result
- He says he is in good health and made appointments during his 13-day isolation at the White House
Joe Biden has finally tested negative for COVID, seven days after contracting a rebound infection from the virus, but says he will remain in isolation for now.
The president, 79, received a negative antigen test result on Saturday, said White House physician Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor, in a letter published Saturday.
He won’t leave isolation until he gets a second negative test, probably from a ‘gold standard’ PCR smear.
O’Connor wrote, “The president is still feeling really good. Given his rebound positivity that we reported last Saturday, we have continued daily monitoring.
This morning his SARS-CoV-2 antigen test was negative.
“In great caution, the president will continue his strict isolation measures pending a second negative test as previously described.”
O’Connor gave no indication of when the second test result will be available, but said he would keep White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre informed of further developments.
Biden’s negative COVID test was announced with this letter his physician, Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor, sent Saturday to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
Biden is pictured on a podium at the White House on August 5. He was COVID positive at the time and now seems to have finally beaten his virus rebound
Biden is pictured rubbing his face during a virtual meeting with business and union leaders on July 25, four days after his initial COVID diagnosis
Biden tested positive for COVID for the first time on July 21. He took Paxlovid antiviral treatment for the condition and tested negative on July 27.
But he rebounded on July 30, with another positive test result.
The president spent a total of 13 days in White House isolation, including seven during his most recent reinfection, before Saturday’s negative test.
He has continued to do official business and says his symptoms have been mild.
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