President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19

The president is experiencing very mild symptoms
President Joe Biden at the White House’s 2022 Black History Month event. (Photo credit: Rashad Milligan for rolling out)

On July 21, the White House announced that President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19.

“This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19,” the statement read. “He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms. He has begun taking Paxlovid. Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time.”


Biden’s last test for COVID-19 was on July 19 when he had a negative test result. He was scheduled to make a trip to Pennsylvania on July 20 to discuss crime reduction strategies.

COVID-19 has recently come in another wave in the United States, this time driven by the BA.5 variant. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this variant has caused 80 percent of new infections in the United States.


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