WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden tested negative for the coronavirus but will continue his isolation until he tests negative a second time.
The president’s physician, Kevin O’Connor, A memo said Biden tested negative on Saturday. “The President feels good,” he wrote.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the president will continue his strict isolation measures pending another negative test as previously announced,” O’Connor said.
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Biden has been in isolation inside the White House since last Saturday after testing positive for the coronavirus. Patients treated with the antiviral drug paxlovide sometimes experience rebound cases of Covid-19.
His second infection came three days after he was cleared of the virus. He tested negative after the initial infection on July 21.
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On Monday, Biden and first lady Jill Biden are scheduled to visit eastern Kentucky to visit families affected by the flooding that devastated the region.
Paxlovide is an at-home antiviral therapy for people at high risk for severe illness from Covid-19. Biden, 79, was at risk because of his age. He has vaccinated and promoted against the virus.
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