Barack Obama Tests Positive For COVID-19, PM Modi Wishes Him ‘Quick Recovery’

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Barack Obama, the former US President, has tested positive for COVID-19. Obama took to Twitter and updated on his health, saying he is “feeling fine” except for a scratchy throat.

By S.S. Malathy

Ex US President Barack Obama Tests Positive For COVID-19
Ex US President Barack Obama Tests Positive For COVID-19

Barack Obama, the former US President, has tested positive for COVID-19. Obama took to Twitter to announce his COVID-19 result, saying he is “feeling fine” except for a scratchy throat. He urged people to get vaccinated even as the number of coronavirus cases declines in the United States.

Michelle Obama, the former First Lady, tested negative, Obama confirmed.

“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,” ex USA President tweeted.

Replying to Mr Obama’s tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished a quick recovery to former US President Barack Obama. “My best wishes @BarackObama for your quick recovery from COVID-19, and for your family’s good health and wellbeing,” PM Modi tweeted.

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USA’s death toll has now reached 965,000. As per data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services, the total number of confirmed cases in the United States has exceeded 79.4 million. However, h ospitalization rates are steadily declining across the country.

According to official data, the number of hospitalised COVID-19 positive Americans dipped below 30,000 for the first time since July on Thursday.  Ever since the country’s COVID-19 cases were at peak with total 160,000 people hospitalised roughly two months ago, the number of patients requiring treatment for the virus has dropped by more than 80%.


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