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Biden tests positive for COVID for 2nd day in a row

US President Joe Biden gives a thumbs-up after being asked by members of the media how he is feeling, as he speaks virtually during a meeting with his economic team in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
US President Joe Biden gives a thumbs-up after being asked by members of the media how he is feeling, as he speaks virtually during a meeting with his economic team in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19 for the second straight day, in what appears to be a rare case of “rebound,” following treatment with an anti-viral drug.

In a letter noting the positive test, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the White House physician, says the president “continues to feel well” and will keep on working from the executive residence while he isolates.

Biden tested positive on Saturday, requiring him to cancel travel and in-person events as he isolates for at least five days, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

After initially testing positive on July 21, Biden, 79, was treated with the anti-viral drug Paxlovid. He tested negative for the virus on this past Tuesday and Wednesday, clearing him to leave isolation while wearing a mask indoors.

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