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Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, remain hospitalized in Chicago with Covid-19 symptoms. Although Jesse Jackson received the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine in January, Jacqueline Jackson was not vaccinated.

According to reports, Jacqueline, 77, contracted the virus first and transmitted it to Jesse Jackson, 79.

Physicians continue to monitor their progress.

Their son, Jonathan Jackson, shared an update on his parents’ condition on Sunday, reports.

Jonathan told Chicago’s ABC7 his mother had breathing difficulties but she is now “resting comfortably and responding positively to treatment.”

“She had been real lethargic with flu-like symptoms [and] went to the hospital Friday,” he said.

“Then it was diagnosed that she and my dad both had contracted COVID. She is having some oxygen, but is able to function and breathe on her own without a respirator. Nothing severe. Because of her age and her current health, it is more challenging.”

Jesse Jackson, a civil rights leader, was with Martin Luther King Jr. when he was assassinated at a Memphis motel in 1968.