Former President Bill Clinton Says He Has Mild Case of COVID

Lisa O'Mary

December 01, 2022

Former President Bill Clinton has tested positive for COVID-19.

"I've had mild symptoms, but I'm doing fine overall and keeping myself busy at home," Clinton, 76, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. "I'm grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, which has kept my case mild, and I urge everyone to do the same, especially as we move into the winter months."

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His wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had a mild case of COVID-19 in March, The Hill reported. At the time, Bill Clinton tested negative.

The former president does have a medical history. He was hospitalized last year when a urinary tract infection spread to his bloodstream, had quadruple bypass heart surgery in 2004, and had stents inserted to open an artery in 2010, according to CNN.

Bill Clinton is the latest presidential COVID-19 case. President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama each announced infections earlier this year. In 2020, then-President Donald Trump was hospitalized with COVID-19.

Sources

Twitter: @BillClinton, Nov. 30, 2022.

The Hill: "Bill Clinton tests positive for COVID."

CNN: "Bill Clinton reports mild symptoms after testing positive for Covid-19."

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