Biden still 'testing positive for virus'

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US President Joe Biden continues to test positive for COVID-19 and will maintain his isolation procedures, his physician says in a memo released by the White House.

Biden "continues to feel well, though he is experiencing a bit of a return of a loose cough," his physician Kevin O'Connor said.

"He remains fever-free and in good spirits."

Biden, 79, had just emerged from isolation on Wednesday last week after testing positive for COVID-19 for the first time on July 21.

He tested positive again on Saturday in what O'Connor described as a "rebound" case seen in a small percentage of patients who take the antiviral drug Paxlovid.

Paxlovid is an antiviral medication from Pfizer Inc that is used to treat high-risk patients, such as older patients.

The White House said on Monday that Biden was feeling fine and looking forward to getting back on the road.

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