Rev. Jesse Jackson and wife, Jacqueline, remain hospitalized with COVID-19

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, remained hospitalized Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19. Doctors are "carefully monitoring" their condition, according to the family.

According to Jonathan Jackson, one of the couple’s five children, both are “responding positively to treatments.”

“Both of my parents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, and especially because of their ages, physicians at the Northwestern University Memorial Hospital are carefully monitoring their condition. Both are resting comfortably and are responding positively to their treatments. My family appreciates all of the expressions of concern and prayers that have been offered on their behalf, and we will continue to offer our prayers for your family as well. We ask that you continue to pray for the full recovery of our parents. We will continue to update you on a regular basis," Jonathan Jackson wrote in a statement.

The couple, married for nearly six decades, were admitted t