CHCIAGO (CBS) — From his hospital bed on Tuesday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said he is doing “fairly well” as he fights COVID-19 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The 79-year-old civil rights leader was admitted to the hospital over the weekend along with his wife, Jacqueline, after both tested positive for coronavirus.

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Son Jonathan Jackson said Sunday that both were responding well to treatments. He said their condition was unchanged Tuesday, and both were resting comfortably.

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“We continue to be eternally grateful for the thousands of prayers and well wishes that our family continues to receive,” Jonathan Jackson said in a statement. “We are continuing to remember you, and we are praying for all who are suffering from the COVID-19 virus. We will have nothing further to say until tomorrow’s update.”

Rev. Jackson, 79, was fully vaccinated, according to a representative for Roseland Community Hospital, where he received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Jan. 8. At the time he got his first shot, Jackson held a news conference to encourage other elderly people to get their shots.

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Jacqueline Jackson had not been vaccinated.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff