Biden tests negative for COVID-19, but will continue isolation, pending second negative test


WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden tested negative for the coronavirus but will continue his isolation until he tests negative for a second time.

The president’s physician, Kevin O’Connor, wrote in a memo that Biden tested negative on Saturday. “The president still feels good,” he wrote.

“In an abundance of caution, the president will continue his strict isolation measures pending a second negative test.” as previously announced‘ said O’Connor.

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Biden has been isolated at the White House since Saturday after testing positive for the coronavirus. Patients treated with the antiviral medication Paxlovid sometimes experience a rebound case of COVID-19.

His second infection came three days after he was cleared of the virus. He tested negative after a first infection on July 21.

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President Joe Biden signed two bills in the White House on Aug. 5 aimed at fighting fraud in the COVID-19 small business aid programs.

On Monday, Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will visit eastern Kentucky to visit families affected by floods that have ravaged the region.

Paxlovid is a home antiviral therapy for people at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. Biden, 79, was at risk because of his age. He has been vaccinated and boosted against the virus.

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Reach Joey Garrison on Twitter @joeygarrison and Michael Collins @mcollinsNEWS.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Biden tests negative for COVID-19 but remains isolated


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