BREAKING NEWS: Joe Biden FINALLY tests for COVID seven days after being re-infected with the virus, but remains that he will continue to self-isolate until he receives a second negative test
- The president tested negative for the virus on Saturday, White House physician Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor announced.
- Biden initially tested positive for COVID on July 21, took Paxlovid to treat his condition, and tested negative on July 27
- But he then suffered a rebound on July 30 after another positive COVID test result.
- He says he is in good health and has carried out missions during his 13 days in isolation at the White House
Joe Biden has finally tested negative for COVID, seven days after suffering a rebound infection from the virus – but says he will continue to self-isolate for now.
The president, 79, received a negative antigen test result on Saturday, White House physician Dr. Kevin C. O’ Connor said in a letter released Saturday.
He won’t leave isolation until he receives a second negative test, likely from a ‘gold standard’ PCR swab.
O’Connor wrote: ‘The President continues to feel very good. Given its rebound positivity that we reported last Saturday, we 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 updated on any further developments.
Biden’s negative COVID test was announced with this letter sent by his physician Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Saturday
Biden is pictured on a White House podium on August 5. He was COVID positive at the time and now appears to have finally beaten his virus rebound
Biden first tested positive for COVID on July 21. He took Paxlovid antiviral treatment for the disease and tested negative on July 27.
But he suffered a rebound on July 30, with another positive test result.
The president has spent a total of 13 days in self-isolation at the White House – including seven during his last re-infection, before testing negative on Saturday.
He continued to conduct official business and says his symptoms were mild.
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