First Lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19
(ABC News) – First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, according to her office.
Jill Biden tested negative on Monday during her routine testing, and then developed "cold-like symptoms" Monday night, according to her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander.
"She tested negative again on a rapid antigen test, but a PCR test came back positive," Alexander said in a statement. Close contacts of the First Lady have been notified. She is currently staying at a private residence in South Carolina and will return home after she receives two consecutive negative COVID tests.
She’s been prescribed the antiviral treatment Paxlovid, which President Joe Biden also took after testing positive last month.
The White House released a statement saying, "the President tested negative for COVID Tuesday morning on an antigen test. Consistent with CDC guidance because he is a close contact of the First Lady, he will mask for 10 days when indoors and in close proximity to others. We will also increase the President’s testing cadence and report those results."