Biden tests negative for Covid after 'rebound' case - doctor

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US President Joe Biden astatine  the White House connected  5 AugustImage source, Getty Images

US President Joe Biden has tested antagonistic for Covid-19 days aft getting a 2nd bout of the virus, his doc says.

Mr Biden, 76, archetypal tested affirmative for the microorganism much than 2 weeks ago.

He had been successful isolation for a 2nd clip aft getting what his doc described arsenic a "rebound" case.

He volition proceed to isolate until helium has a 2nd antagonistic trial "out of an abundance of caution", Dr Kevin O'Connor said.

Dr O'Connor added that "the president continues to consciousness precise well".

Mr Biden - who is fully-vaccinated and has doubly received booster jabs - archetypal tested affirmative for Covid-19 connected 21 July. He tested antagonistic six days later, lone to past trial affirmative again connected 30 July.

In a erstwhile statement, Dr O'Connor said the president was taking the antiviral medicine Paxlovid, which tin pb to rebounds of the microorganism successful a tiny percent of the radical who instrumentality it.

The president experienced mild symptoms portion helium had the virus, including a runny chemoreceptor and fatigue, and continued moving portion successful isolation, the White House said.

He is scheduled to sojourn the confederate authorities of Kentucky - which has been devastated by floods - connected Monday, according to his authoritative schedule.

Mr Biden is present the 2nd US president to declaration Covid-19 portion successful office. His predecessor, Donald Trump, was admitted to infirmary for 3 days successful October 2020 aft falling sick with the virus.

To date, determination person been 91.8 cardinal Covid cases successful the US and much than 1 cardinal deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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