Biden's COVID-19 test comes back negative, to isolate till 2nd test turns negative

Even though President Joe Biden's coronavirus test was negative, he will remain in isolation until his second negative test.

The president's physician, Kevin O'Connor, wrote in a memo that Biden tested negative Saturday. "The president continues to feel well," he wrote.

"In an abundance of caution, the president will continue his strict isolation measures pending a second negative test as previously announced," O'Connor said.

Biden has isolated inside the White House since last Saturday after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Patients treated with the antiviral medication Paxlovid sometimes experience a rebound case of COVID-19.

Paxlovid is an at-home antiviral therapy for those at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Biden, 79, was at risk because of his age.

His second infection came three days after he was cleared of the virus. He tested negative after an initial infection July 21.

Biden and Jill Biden, the first lady, are expected to go to eastern Kentucky on Monday to see families who had been affected by the region's flooding.