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Former President Bill Clinton tests positive for COVID-19

Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton
FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, right, and former President Bill Clinton, left, arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington. Hillary Clinton said Tuesday, March 22, 2022, that she has tested positive for COVID, with “mild” symptoms. On social media, the former Democratic presidential candidate said she was “feeling fine” and that former President Bill Clinton had tested negative and was quarantining until their household was fully cleared. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool File)

Former President Bill Clinton announced Wednesday he tested positive for COVID-19.

“I’ve had mild symptoms, but I’m doing fine overall and keeping myself busy at home,” Clinton tweeted. “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.”

Clinton, 76, was hospitalized for several days last October with a urinary tract infection that spread to his bloodstream.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton contracted the virus in March and sustained very “mild” symptoms, which she attributes to being fully vaccinated and boosted.

According to the CDC, just over 12% of Americans age five and older have gotten the latest booster. Over 95% of Americans over the age of 65 have received at least one does of the vaccine, including 85% of Americans age 5 and over.