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CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.

The famed civil rights leader is vaccinated against the virus and publicly received his first dose in January, as he urged others to vaccinate as soon as possible.

According to a statement released Saturday evening, the Jacksons are being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Jesse Jackson is 79 years old, while his wife, Jacqueline Jackson, is 77.

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