The White House posted the news on Twitter via an update from Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Physician to the President, who said that this was an example of "rebound" Covid.
Dr. O'Connor said that the president was showing no symptoms but did test positive via an antigen test Saturday morning. The President has received both initial doses of the vaccine, as well as two booster shots.
Biden had originally tested positive for Covid-19 on July 21 after experiencing "very mild symptoms." White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre issued a statement confirming the presidents status and was taking Paxlovid, an antiviral treatment for Covid.
The positive Covid test results came less than one day after Biden’s climate speech in Massachusetts, where he also said that he has cancer. After his diagnosis he went into isolation in accordance with White House policy and "out of an abundance of caution."
After several days of isolation, White House doctor Kevin O'Connor announced Biden had finished his five-day course of Paxlovid and had tested negative for Covid-19 on Tuesday evening and again on Wednesday morning.
Biden returned to the Oval Office on Wednesday.
O'Connor did note that that there was a small chance of "rebound" Covid for those treated with Paxlovid, so the president would "increase his testing cadence."
Biden will resume isolation today.
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