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Biden tests negative for COVID and isolating negative through 2nd

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday but will continue to isolate in the White House pending a second negative test, his doctor said.

dr Kevin O’Connor wrote in his latest daily update that the President will comply “with great caution” with the “strict isolation measures” that have been in place since he took office “Rebound” infection was discovered on July 30th pending a negative follow-up result.

Biden, 79, contracted the virus a second time three days after he had emerged from isolation from his initial fight with COVID-19, reported July 21. Rare rebound cases have been documented in a small minority of those prescribed like Biden antiviral drug Paxlovidwhich has been shown to reduce the risk of serious illness and death from the virus in those most at risk.

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O’Connor wrote that Biden “continues to feel very good.”

Biden’s trip was suspended while waiting for a negative test. He’s planning a visit Kentucky on Monday to view damage from catastrophic flooding and meet with families.

Biden is doing “greatly,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Saturday while addressing his health concerns during her appearance in Las Vegas at a joint conference of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists was asked. She said when she spoke to the president, he told her to “tell people that I worked more than eight hours a day.”

During his first run-through with the virus, Biden’s main symptoms were a runny nose, fatigue and a loose cough, his doctor at the time said. During his rebound case, O’Connor said only Biden’s cough had returned and was “almost completely gone” by Friday.

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Regulators are still investigating the prevalence and virulence of rebound cases, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned doctors in May that it reportedly occurs within two to eight days of the first negative test for the virus.

“Limited information currently available from case reports suggests that individuals treated with Paxlovid who experience a COVID-19 rebound had mild illness; There are no reports of serious illnesses,” the agency said at the time.

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Associated Press writer Darlene Superville in Las Vegas contributed to this report.

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