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Biden Tests Negative for COVID, White House Physician Says

Biden Tests Negative for COVID, White House Physician Says

Saturday, 6 August, 2022 - 17:00
In this file photo taken on July 27, 2022, US President Joe Biden removes his protective mask while arriving to deliver remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. (AFP)

President Joe Biden has tested negative for COVID-19 after testing positive with a breakthrough case for days, the White House physician said on Saturday.


The Democratic president will remain in isolation until he tests negative on a second test, Dr. Kevin O'Connor said in a letter.


Biden, 79, emerged from isolation on Wednesday after testing positive for COVID-19 for the first time on July 21.


He tested positive again on July 30 in what O'Connor described as a "rebound" case seen in a small percentage of people who take the antiviral drug Paxlovid.


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