Coronavirus: Former President Bill Clinton tests positive for COVID-19

Former President Bill Clinton announced on Wednesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

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Clinton, 76, the nation’s 42nd president who served two terms from 1993 to 2001, revealed his diagnosis in a tweet.

“I’ve had mild symptoms, but I’m doing fine overall and keeping myself busy at home,” Clinton wrote.

Clinton, who served as governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992, said he was fully vaccinated and had received booster shots, adding that the vaccinations had “kept my case mild.”

Clinton’s wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, tested positive for COVID-19 in March, KARK-TV reported.

The announcement came as Hillary Clinton and the couple’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, were preparing to speak at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, according to the television station. The two are hosting an international women’s rights summit in Little Rock beginning Thursday.

In his tweet, Bill Clinton urged people to get vaccinated “especially as we move into the winter months.”

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