Obama tests positive for Covid-19


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The 44th president, who reported only a scratchy throat, said that former first lady Michelle Obama had tested negative and that both were vaccinated and boosted.

Former President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service for former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, on Jan. 8, 2022. | John Locher/AP Photo

By Maeve Sheehey

03/13/2022 04:24 PM EDT

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Former President Barack Obama has tested positive for Covid-19, he announced on Sunday, adding that he’s “feeling fine” except for a scratchy throat.

The 44th president said on Twitter that former first lady Michelle Obama had tested negative. He said both he and his wife were vaccinated and boosted.

“It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down,” Obama said.

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