CHICAGO (CBS) — Jacqueline Jackson, the wife of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, has been able to breathe on her own for the past few days as she continues to battle COVID-19.
The Jackson family reported Thursday that Ms. Jackson remains at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After leaving the ICU earlier in the week and returning to her regular hospital room, she has been able to breathe on her own for a few days without any supplemental oxygen.READ MORE: IDES Kept Offices Closed While Many Struggled To Get Their Unemployment Benefits: What Really Happened
The Rev. Jackson remains at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, where he is undergoing occupational and physical therapy. He too was diagnosed with COVID-19 late last month and was hospitalized at Northwestern, but he was moved to the rehab hospital as his symptoms began to abate, and his Parkinson’s disease, which was diagnosed years ago, had “become more in focus.”READ MORE: Coworkers Rally Around River North Bouncer Who Was Shot After He Refused To Let Man Into Clutch Bar
Rev. Jackson and his wife were admitted to the hospital on Saturday, Aug. 21, , after both tested positive for the virus.MORE NEWS: ATM Stolen From Convenient Store In Mayfair
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.