In a statement made on Saturday, the White House physician, Dr Kevin O’Connor, said that Mr Biden has experienced “no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well” and will, as a result, not resume treatment, the White House said. Mr O’Connor said the President tested negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning before testing positive on Saturday morning. Mr O’Connor added: “However, given his positive antigen test, he will reinitiate strict isolation procedures.”
The White House physician added: “However, given his positive antigen test, he will reinitiate strict isolation procedures.”
CNN journalist DJ Judd tweeted: “President Joe Biden has tested positive again for Covid-19, per a letter from Dr. Kevin O’Connor, in what the doctor says is likely a “rebound” Covid positivity ‘observed in a small percentage of patients treated with Paxlovid'”.
Mr Biden’s physician said the President is not experiencing any symptoms but that he will isolate at the White House.
The rebound occurs days after the five-day treatment course has ended, studies have shown.
Mr Biden tweeted about his positive case, saying it can happen to a “small minority of folks”.
He added: “I’ve got no symptoms but I am going to isolate for the safety of everyone around me.
“I’m still at work, and will be back on the road soon.”