First Lady Jill Biden Tests Positive For COVID-19

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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.


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