President Joe Biden continued to test positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday but is feeling “fine,” according to a memo from Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Biden’s doctor.
“The President continues to feel well, although he has a loose cough returning. He is still free of fever and in good spirits. His temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation remain stable completely normal. lungs are clear,” O’Connor wrote.
O’Connor added that Biden will “continue his strict isolationist measures” and “will continue to conduct the business of the American people from the Executive Residence.”
Biden first tested positive for COVID-19 on July 21. His symptoms at the time were said to be a stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, low fever and body aches.
He was treated with Paxlovid and tested negative last Wednesday before coming out of isolation.
However, he tested positive again on Saturday in a so-called rebound infection, which can occur when patients take Paxlovid.
High-risk patients still have significantly reduced risks of hospitalization after taking Paxlovid.
O’Connor’s memo on Tuesday was the first time he noted a resurgence of symptoms from the rebound case.
Biden had six close contacts before he tested positive for COVID for the second time, although White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday that none of them have tested positive.
It is unclear how long Biden will be able to leave the White House for several planned trips.
Jean-Pierre noted Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not yet issued any guidance on travel after a rebound infection.
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