WASHINGTON, July 25 – U.S. President Joe Biden’s symptoms of COVID-19 “are now almost completely cured” since he tested positive last week, his doctor said in a report on Monday.
“When questioned, at this time he has only noted some residual nasal congestion and minimal hoarseness,” said Biden’s physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, in a White House release.
Over the weekend, a doctor said Biden’s cough and body aches had subsided and he was not experiencing any shortness of breath.
On Monday, the doctor reiterated that Biden’s lungs remained clear and that he was responding well to treatment.
Biden tested positive for COVID on Thursday.
The White House sought to emphasize Biden’s ability to overcome his illness. On Thursday, he released a video in which he reassured Americans that he was fine, and on Friday he participated in virtual meetings with White House staff.
The president had no public events over the weekend and travel plans for earlier this week were canceled.
Later Monday, Biden will meet virtually with CEOs and union leaders as part of his administration’s latest effort to pass legislation to support the U.S. semiconductor industry.