Both the 60-year-old Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are fully vaccinated and boosted, the former president said. Michelle Obama has tested negative.
I just tested positive for COVID. I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise. Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and she has tested negative.
It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 13, 2022
Obama said his diagnosis is “a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.”
As of Saturday, the U.S. was seeing a 7-day average of 37,121 positive tests, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. At the height of the surge in January, the U.S. was averaging between 600,000 and 800,000 cases per week.