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Obama has tested positive for COVID

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Former US President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a round table meeting at the University of Strathclyde on November 08, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Day Nine of the 2021 climate summit in Glasgow will focus on delivering the practical solutions needed to adapt to climate impacts and address loss and damage. This is the 26th "Conference of the Parties" and represents a gathering of all the countries signed on to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Climate Agreement. The aim of this year's conference is to commit countries to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Former President Barack Obama speaks in Glasgow, Scotland, in November. Obama says he has tested positive for COVID.

Updated March 13, 2022 at 5:47 PM ET

Former President Barack Obama says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

"I just tested positive for COVID," he wrote on Twitter on Sunday. "I've had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise. Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and she has tested negative. It's a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven't already, even as cases go down."

A 2010 White House doctor's report found Obama was in "excellent health" but was encouraged to give up smoking. The report also noted that Obama's total cholesterol was borderline, at 209 milligrams per deciliter at the time.

Many flooded the former president with get well soon messages, including World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

"I wish you a swift and easy recovery from #COVID19, President @BarackObama - and I couldn't agree with you more: it's important for people to get vaccinated," he wrote. Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.