President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday, but he will remain in isolation at the White House until he tests negative a second time, his doctor said.
In his latest daily update, Dr. Kevin O’Connor said the president was “out of caution” and the “strict isolation measures” in place since his “rebound” infection was detected on July 30. I am writing to abide by raise negative results.
Biden, 79, has contracted the virus for the second time, three days after coming out of quarantine from his first game with COVID-19, reported on July 21. Biden was prescribed the antiviral drug Paxlovid, which has been shown to reduce the risk of serious illness and death from the virus among those most at risk.
O’Connor wrote that Biden “continues to feel very good.”
Biden’s travel has been put on hold until his test results come back negative. He plans to travel to Kentucky on Monday to see the damage caused by the devastating floods and meet with his family.
White House press secretary Carine Jean-Pierre said Saturday at a joint meeting of the National Association of Black Journalists and Hispanic Journalists of America that she was “doing well” when asked about Mr Biden’s health in Las Vegas. said. She told her to “tell people I work more than eight hours a day” when speaking to the president.
Doctors at the time said Biden’s main symptoms when he first contracted the virus were a runny nose, fatigue and a loose cough. O’Connor said during the rebounding case, only Biden’s cough recurred, and by Friday he was “almost completely cured.”
Regulators are still studying the prevalence and pathogenicity of rebound cases, but in May the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told doctors that within two to eight days after initially testing negative for the virus, I warned you that it has been reported to occur.
“The limited information currently available from case reports suggests that people treated with paxlovid who experienced a rebound of COVID-19 had mild illness. There are no reports of serious illness. ‘, the agency said at the time.