Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19: Isolating and 'experiencing mild symptoms'

Bill Gates discusses his new book 'How To Prevent The Next Pandemic' onstage at 92Y on May 03, 2022 in New York City.
Bill Gates discusses his new book 'How To Prevent The Next Pandemic' onstage at 92Y on May 03, 2022 in New York City. Photo credit Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES (KNX) – Bill Gates has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced Tuesday.

Live On-Air
Ask Your Smart Speaker to Play W C B S Eight Eighty
WCBS Newsradio 880
Listen Now
Now Playing
Now Playing

“I'm experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts' advice by isolating until I'm healthy again,” the Microsoft founder, 66, tweeted. "I'm fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care.”

Gates also wrote that the Gates Foundation will meet together for the first time in two years on Tuesday and that he will be on Microsoft Teams to “see everyone and thank them for their hard work.”

Earlier this month, Gates told the BBC that ‘conspiracy theorists’ yell at him on the streets over vaccines “tracking them.”

“I mean, do I really want to track people? You know, I spend billions on vaccines, I don't make money on vaccines, vaccines save lives,” Gates said.