Elon Musk says "most probably" has a average case of Covid-19


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk attends a post-launch press conference in the press room auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, 2020 following the launch of the agency's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station.

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Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk said Saturday he "most likely" had a moderate case of Covid-19 as he continued to question the accuracy of the tests.

"I'm getting completely different results from different laboratories, but most likely I have a moderate case of Covid. My symptoms are those of a mild cold, which is not a surprise as coronavirus is a type of cold," Musk wrote in a tweet.

He didn't mention whether the results came from polymerase chain reaction tests, which are more accurate than rapid tests.

"A little up and down. Feels like a normal cold, but more body aching and cloudy than a cough / sneeze," the Tesla CEO wrote in response to a user who asked about symptoms.

Musk said Thursday that the rapid antigen test results from the same machine and test showed he tested positive twice on the same day and then tested negative twice.

Musk's presence at the weekend's launch of four NASA astronauts into orbit aboard his SpaceX company's spacecraft had been called into question due to Covid-19.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's first full-fledged human mission with a private spacecraft slid over Florida from Saturday to Sunday evening due to forecasts of gusty onshore winds, U.S. space agency officials said Friday.


Steven Gregory