Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton Speaks With QAnon Conspiracy Theorists in Borat Documentary Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged everyone to get vaccinated against the virus as she confirmed on Tuesday that she has tested positive for Covid-19 with "mild" symptoms.

"Well, I've tested positive for COVID. I've got some mild cold symptoms but am feeling fine," she wrote on Twitter. "I'm more grateful than ever for the protection vaccines can provide against serious illness," Clinton stated before encouraging others to get vaccinated and boosted against the coronavirus. Clinton is the latest of several political figures to have recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

The 74-year-old politician also shared that her husband, the former President Bill Clinton had tested negative and was in quarantine until their household was fully cleared from the virus. "Bill tested negative and is feeling fine. He's quarantining until our household is fully in the clear. Movie recommendations appreciated!" A spokesman for the former president confirmed on Twitter that he would continue to get tested in the coming days.

Meanwhile, former President Barack Obama also announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month. He confirmed at the time that he was "feeling fine" other than suffering from a scratchy throat.

Earlier on Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki had confirmed that she had tested positive for Covid-19, for the second time, prohibiting her from traveling to Europe with President Joe Biden for a NATO summit. Psaki claimed that she was in two "socially-distanced" meetings with Biden on Monday, however, the president tested negative Tuesday after taking a PCR test. He is not considered a close contact as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both the president and Psaki are fully vaccinated. Psaki confirmed that she is only experiencing "mild symptoms" and will work from home until she is allowed to return in person.

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff also tested positive for the virus; it is the first known case of Covid-19 among the first or second families since Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took office in January 2021.

As of Monday, the United Stated records an averaging 29,892 new Covid-19 cases per day, according to Johns Hopkins University, 16% lower than the previous week.

Hillary Clinton
Former US Secretary of State and former senator Hillary Clinton speaks during the New York Democratic Party 2022 state Nominating Convention, in New York City on February 17, 2022. - New York Democrats are holding a 2-day convention starting February 16, 2022. Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

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