White House announces Biden's re-test positive for COVID-19

White House announces Biden's re-test positive for COVID-19

White House Announces Biden Retests Positive for COVID-19

Joe Biden   White House Announces Biden Tested Positive Again for COVID-19

Despite testing positive, the president is «feeling well»

President Joe Biden's COVID test came back positive on July 30, Kevin O'Connor, the head of state's attending physician, said on Saturday. At the same time, the president has no symptoms, and he feels “quite well.”

Joe Biden, who was diagnosed with coronavirus for the first time nine days ago, has been placed in isolation again. According to Kevin O'Connor, the president's positive test is a so-called “rebound” result experienced by some COVID patients.

Biden tweeted about his re-positive case, noting that a similar thing could happen to “a small minority of people.”

“I don't have symptoms, but I'm going to isolate myself for the safety of everyone around me. I'm still at work and will be back on the road soon,” he tweeted.

The positive test resulted in the cancellation of Biden's trip to Michigan, which was scheduled for Tuesday, the White House said. During the visit, the president planned to announce the recent adoption of a law to stimulate the semiconductor industry. In addition, Biden will not travel to Delaware for the weekend as previously scheduled.

O'Connor said Biden, 79, has tested negative for COVID over the past four days. The doctor has no plans to resume treatment given the lack of symptoms.

Biden has previously described his experience with COVID as mild, saying he was able to continue working while in isolation and attributing the relative ease of the disease to vaccinations and others treatments.

O'Connor previously said that Biden would be regularly tested to monitor for a potential “relapse” of a COVID-19 case that could occur in some patients who were treated with Paxlovid, a drug the president received .