Physician: Biden continues to check constructive, ‘recovers unfastened cough’

President Joe Biden continued to test positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday but is feeling “fine.” according to the memo from Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Biden’s physician.

“The President continues to feel well, although the loose cough has returned somewhat. No fever and in good spirits. Temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation remain completely normal. Lungs are clear,” O’Connor wrote.

O’Connor added that Biden will “continue to adhere to strict containment measures” and “continue to conduct the business of the American people from the executive residence.”

Biden initially tested positive for COVID-19 on July 21. His symptoms at the time were said to include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, low-grade fever and body aches.

He was treated with Paxlovid and tested negative last Wednesday while in isolation.

But on Saturday, he tested positive again for a so-called respite infection that can occur in patients taking Paxlovid.

In high-risk patients, the risk of hospitalization is still drastically reduced after taking Paxlovid.

O’Connor’s memo Tuesday marked the first time he’s seen a recurrence of symptoms in a case after case.

Biden had six close contacts before he tested positive for COVID a second time, although White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday that none had tested positive.

It is not yet clear how long Biden will be able to leave the White House to take several planned trips.

Jean-Pierre noted Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has yet to issue any travel guidelines after the rebound.

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