Joe Biden has yet tested antagonistic for COVID, 7 days aft suffering a rebound corruption from the microorganism - but says he'll proceed to isolate for now.
The president, 79, received a antagonistic antigen trial effect Saturday, White House physician Dr. Kevin C. O' Connor said successful a missive published Saturday.
He won't permission isolation until helium receives a 2nd antagonistic test, apt from a 'gold-standard' PCR swab.
O'Connor wrote: 'The president continues to consciousness precise well. Given his rebound positivity which we reported past Saturday, we person continued regular monitoring.
'This morning, his SARS-CoV-2 antigen investigating was negative.
'In an abundance of caution, the President volition proceed his strict isolation measures pending a 2nd antagonistic trial arsenic antecedently described.'
O'Connor gave nary denotation arsenic to erstwhile the 2nd trial effect volition go available, but said helium would support White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre up-to-date with immoderate further developments.
Biden's antagonistic COVID trial was announced with this missive sent by his doc Dr Kevin C. O'Connor to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Saturday
Biden is pictured astatine a White House podium connected August 5. He was COVID-positive astatine the time, and present appears to person yet beaten his microorganism rebound
Biden is pictured rubbing his look during a virtual gathering with concern and labour leaders connected July 25, 4 days aft his archetypal COVID diagnosis
Biden archetypal tested affirmative for COVID July 21. He took Paxlovid anti-viral attraction for the condition, and tested antagonistic connected July 27.
The president subsequently returned to enactment astatine the West Wing wearing a look mask.
But helium suffered a rebound connected July 30, with different affirmative trial result.
The president spent a full of 13 days isolating successful the White House - including 7 during his astir caller re-infection, earlier Saturday's antagonistic test.
He has continued to behaviour authoritative concern and says his symptoms were mild.
Paxlovid - which is made by Pfizer - is feared to origin a COVID reinfection complaint of up to 40 per cent among patients who instrumentality it.
Scientists accidental this is apt due to the fact that it stops the assemblage from forming its ain earthy effect to a COVID infection, leaving a diligent much susceptible to a accelerated re-infection aft initially clearing the disease.
On Friday Dr. O'Connor said Biden 'continues to consciousness well.'
'His cough has astir wholly resolved,' O'Connor noted successful an update of the president's condition.
Biden has been appearing astatine events this week via zoom, including connected Wednesday erstwhile helium joined the archetypal gathering of the interagency Task Force connected Reproductive Healthcare Access, which is headed by Vice President Kamala Harris, and, connected Thursday, erstwhile helium held a virtual lawsuit with concern and labour leaders.
He besides delivered an evening code from the White House residence to denote a U.S. onslaught had taken retired Al Qaeda person Ayman al-Zawahiri.
President Joe Biden tested affirmative again connected Friday, arsenic his rebound lawsuit of covid drags connected and helium faces seventh time successful isolation
O'Connor shared this missive Friday, saying Biden's latest COVID symptoms had astir disappeared
He has shown tiny signs he's acceptable to get retired of the second-floor residence of the White House, wherever he's been surviving with his canine Commander arsenic helium recovers. First woman Jill Biden is successful Delaware.
'I privation I was with you successful person, rather frankly,' Biden said during a virtual gathering astatine the White House connected Wednesday. 'But I'm getting there.'
But the White House appears to person been readying for in-person events to instrumentality soon.
The White House announced connected Friday Biden and archetypal woman Jill Biden volition question to Kentucky connected Monday to spot the tempest damage.
Biden volition motion the PACT Act of 2022 successful the Rose Garden connected Wednesday, the White House announced earlier this week.
The legislation, which expands healthcare for subject veterans exposed to toxic pain pits, passed the Senate in an overwhelming 86 to 11 ballot connected Tuesday evening. The House has already passed it.
And helium volition motion the CHIPS authorities connected Tuesday.