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Joe Biden again tests negative for COVID-19

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WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – OCTOBER 03: Wearing a face mask to reduce the risk posed by the coronavirus, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden waves to journalists as he departs The Queen performance venue October 03, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden participated in a live video ‘town hall’ campaign event.

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden does not have COVID-19, the Democratic nominee’s campaign said on Sunday.
  • Biden “underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected,” the campaign said.
  • PCR tests, usually conducted by nasal or throat swab, detect whether a person has an active infection.
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden does not have COVID-19, his campaign said Sunday evening.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Biden told reporters that the former vice president “underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected.”

PCR tests, usually conducted by taking a nasal or throat swab, detect whether a person has an active infection.

Biden also tested negative on Friday.

People infected with the coronavirus typically show signs of infection between two days and two weeks after being exposed.

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