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Joe Biden feels well, still tests positive for COVID-19 – White House doctor

/ 05:58 AM August 06, 2022
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarkson climate change and renewable energy at the site of the former Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Massachusetts, U.S., July 20, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on climate change and renewable energy at the site of the former Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Massachusetts, U.S., July 20, 2022. – Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on July 21, 2022, and continues to test positive for the disease on Friday, August 5, even if he feels “very well,” according to the White House physician. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON — United States President Joe Biden continues to feel “very well” while still testing positive for COVID-19, the White House physician said Friday.

Biden will continue strict isolation measures and work from home, Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a memo.

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“The president continues to feel very well. His cough has almost completely resolved. His temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation remain entirely normal. His lungs remain clear,” O’Connor wrote.

Biden, 79, had just emerged from isolation on Wednesday last week after testing positive for COVID for the first time on July 21. He tested positive again on Saturday in what O’Connor described as a “rebound” case seen in a small percentage of patients who take the antiviral drug Paxlovid.

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