“Vice President Biden underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected,” the campaign said in a statement.
No further information was given and the campaign didn’t respond to a query about whether he was tested once or twice, and about the last time he received a COVID-19 test result.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
Biden, 77, debated with President Donald Trump, 74, in person in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 29—two days before Trump tested positive for the disease.
A growing number of people in Trump’s orbit, including First Lady Melania Trump, 50, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, 58, and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), 49, have tested positive, with at least eight in attendance when Trump announced at the White House on Sept. 27 that he was nominating Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Barrett, 48, and numerous others—including Vice President Mike Pence, 61—who came into contact with Trump, have tested negative in recent days.
Biden said on Twitter Friday that he’d tested negative for COVID-19 and his doctor said both the nominee and his wife, Jill Biden, 69, “underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), 55, Biden’s running mate, also tested negative.
Biden’s campaign said Saturday that it would release the results of every test Biden takes.
“We have adhered to strict and extensive safety practices recommended by public health experts and doctors in all of our campaigning—including social distancing, mask wearing, and additional safeguards,” campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement to news outlets. “Vice President Biden is being tested regularly, and we will be releasing the results of each test.”
COVID-19 kills a small percentage of patients but the vast majority recover, many after experiencing no or only mild symptoms.
Symptoms include shortness of breath, chills, and the loss of taste and smell.
The CCP virus is believed to spread through close contact, primarily when an infected person releases droplets through coughing, sneezing, or talking and the droplets land in the nose, eyes, or mouth of another person, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Biden didn’t appear in public on Sunday with his campaign calling yet another lid just after 9 a.m.
Biden spoke at a virtual event on Saturday.
Biden and his wife are scheduled to fly to Florida on Monday. Biden has a town hall in Miami on Monday night.
Trump is still being cared for at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, about 15 miles northwest of the White House.
Trump and his doctors say he’s getting better after receiving supplemental oxygen and a bevy of treatments, including doses of the antiviral remdesivir and famotidine, a heartburn prevention and relief medicine.
Trump was driven for a quick trip outside the hospital on Sunday to wave to a crowd of supporters who had gathered there.