Bill Clinton ‘fine overall’ as he battles COVID at home

Former President Bill Clinton says he has COVID.

The 42nd president said Wednesday that he’s holding-up well after testing positive for the virus.

“I’ve had mild symptoms, but I’m doing fine overall and keeping myself busy at home,” tweeted Clinton, 76. “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.”

The two-term president was hospitalized in October 2022 following a urinary tract infection that got into his bloodstream, according to CNN. He also had heart surgery in 2004 — three years after leaving the White House.

Clinton told AARP magazine in 2013 that he became a vegan after needing hearts stents in 2010. He thanked that lifestyle change for helping him lose 20 pounds.

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton said she tested positive in March, when the 2016 presidential candidate said she was braving “some mild cold symptoms” while also urging fellow citiznes to get vaccinated and boosted.

George W. Bush, the nation’s 43rd president, is the only Clinton predecessor who is not known to have tested positive for COVID. The George W. Bush Presidential Center tweeted in March 2021 the former Republican leader was “grateful” to be vaccinated.

Only about 12% of Americans are fully vaccinated and boosted, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. COVID has taken the lives of nearly 1.1 million people nationwide. Roughly 100 million Americans have been infected.