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First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19

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Firsst Lady tests positive for Covid

The White House announced Tuesday that Jill Biden, 71, tested positive after testing negative Monday. According to the statement, the first lady "began to develop cold-like symptoms late in the evening."

Biden's positive test comes nine days after her husband President Joe Biden ended his isolation following a re-infection of COVID-19 after recovering from a rebound case.

The first lady tested initially tested negative on a rapid test but tested positive on a PCR test.

"The First Lady is double-vaccinated, twice boosted, and only experiencing mild symptoms. She has been prescribed a course of Paxlovid and, following CDC guidance, will isolate from others for at least five days," Elizabeth Alexander, the first lady's communication director, said in a statement.


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