Former President Barack Obama says he has tested positive for Covid-19 – NBC News

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama said Sunday he has tested positive for Covid-19.

“I just tested positive for COVID,” Obama wrote on Twitter. “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,” he added.

March 13, 202200:24

Covid-19 cases fueled by the omicron variant of the coronavirus continue to decline in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Still, the virus is likely to be here to stay. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other top health experts have suggested that it will probably become a seasonal virus, similar to influenza.

Health officials say scientists continue to evaluate whether another booster shot will be needed.