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Biden tests negative for Covid-19 and will leave isolation

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Biden tests negative for Covid-19 and will leave isolation

US President Joe Biden speaks virtually during a meeting with CEOs and labor leaders regarding the Chips Act, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, in Washington, DC, on July 25, 2022.

President Joe Biden has tested negative for Covid after a five-day isolation and will discontinue his isolation on Wednesday, his physician says.

Biden took two antigen tests, one on Tuesday evening and one on Wednesday morning, that were both negative, Dr. Kevin O'Connor wrote in his letter.

The President will wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days to prevent the spread of the virus, and he will increase the frequency with which he is tested to detect for any possible resurgence of the virus.

O'Connor cited the potential for "rebound" after Biden received the antiviral Paxlovid in explaining the more frequent testing.

The President is set to speak at 11:30 a.m. ET about Covid from the White House's Rose Garden, according to a White House official.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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CNN's MJ Lee contributed to this report.