The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19, Mr. Jackson in a statement Saturday.
Both were treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, The Associated Press reported.
“Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both,” the statement said. No further details were known about their condition. Mr. Jackson is 79 and Jacqueline Jackson is 77.
mr. Jackson was vaccinated in January. He is campaigning to convince more black Americans to get vaccinated.
“Vaccination is necessary to save lives, especially for African Americans, who are disproportionately the biggest victims of the virus,” he said at the time.
He revealed in 2017 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Mr. Jackson has been a civil rights advocate for more than 50 years, running for Democratic presidential nominations in 1984 and 1988. He was a close associate of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.