First Lady Jill Biden Tests Positive For COVID-19


President Joe Biden with first lady Jill Biden takes off his mask as they walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, upon arrival from a trip to visit flood affected areas in Kentucky, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement by her communications director Elizabeth Alexander. She began to develop cold-like symptoms late Monday evening. She tested negative on a rapid test but a PCR test came back positive.

The 71-year-old is double-vaccinated, twice boosted, and only experiencing mild symptoms. She is being prescribed a course of Paxlovid and will isolate from others for at least five days. She is currently staying at a private residence in South Carolina and will come home after she receives two consecutive negative tests.

This comes on the heels of President Joe Biden testing positive for COVID-19 on July 21. He has since tested negative.

On his return trip back from South Carolina, the president told the press the first lady was doing well.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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