US President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 for the second day in a row on Sunday and will come out of isolation after testing positive for nearly a week, the White House doctor said.
Following his negative test, Biden will return to public engagement and travel, Dr. Kevin O'Connor said. The president traveled to his vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Sunday morning.
"I feel great," Biden, 79, told reporters outside the White House as he left for Rehoboth Beach.
Biden first came out of White House isolation on July 27 after first testing positive for COVID-19 on July 21. He tested positive again on July 30 in what O'Connor described as a rebound case seen in a small percentage of people taking the antiviral drug Paxlovid.
Going negative again will allow Biden to proceed with a planned trip to Kentucky on Monday and participate in signing bills at the White House next week to celebrate a series of recent legislative victories on semiconductor manufacturing and consumer health. veterans.
Biden suffered from mild symptoms, including body aches and a cough, during his initial bout with COVID-19. The president is vaccinated, against the disease.