Rev. Jesse Jackson remains in rehab facility, wife now breathing on her own following COVID diagnosis

Rev. Jesse Jackson remains at a rehab facility and his wife, Jacqueline Jackson, is now out of the ICU and breathing on her own following their COVID-19 diagnosis last month, their family announced Thursday.

Jacqueline remains at Northwestern Hospital and is not utilizing any supplemental oxygen support at this time.

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Rev. Jackson continues to receive intensive occupational and physical therapy at The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab.


"We urge all who have not yet been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus to do so immediately," the family said in a statement.

Rev. Jackson is 79 and his wife is 77. Rev. Jackson was vaccinated in January.

The two were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Aug. 21.