First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement by her communications director Elizabeth Alexander. On Monday during her regular testing, she began to develop cold-like symptoms late in the 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 to listen to the report from AURN Washington Correspondent Ebony McMorris: