While she , experiencing mild symptoms, her spokesperson said Tuesday First lady Dr. Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 Monday during her regular testing cadence, the First Lady began to develop cold-like symptoms late in the evening After testing negative for covid .again on a rapid antigen test she tested negative said Elizabeth Alexander,
her communications director a PCR test came back positive her second booster shot in April according to Alexander, who told CNN The first lady, who is double vaccinated and twice boosted, is taking Paxlovid, Pfizer’s antiviral drug Biden is “feeling good” and has “common cold”-like symptoms A person close to the first lady told CNN Tuesday morning She exercises several times a week, taking classes at local barre gyms.
The first lady is 71 years old, making her the oldest sitting first lady in modern American history according to Alexander This is the first time she has had Covid-19.who is due to return to Washington for a bill signing later Tuesday The first lady is currently in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, with President Joe Biden Alexander added
“She is currently staying at a private residence in South Carolina and will return home after she receives two consecutive negative Covid tests,”
the first lady is planning for her work on planning upcoming as professor Northern Virginia Community College, a White House official tells CNN.
To mark the start of the upcoming semeevent She is also attending virtually .secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Twitter The President, who recently recovered from his own case of Covid-19, continues to test negative Jean-Pierre added
“We will also increase the President’s testing cadence and report those results,” on july 21 President Biden initially tested positive for Covid-19 He isolated while taking a course of Paxlovid, eventually testing negative on July 27. again as he experienced a rebound case on July 30 he tested positive He against entered isolation and eventually emerged from the White House on August 7 after testing negative for two days .
since last Wednesday The Bidens have been on a vacation on the resort island near Charleston They celebrated Mass on nearby John’s Island on sunday The first lady stopped in some local shops by herself on Monday night,She did not accompany the President on his outing to the Beach Club in Kiawah Island the source said The first lady stayed behind at the residence as she was experiencing her cold-like symptoms Alexander said The family members traveling with the President and first lady have all tested negative since
the President took office Jill Biden has been an active voice encouraging Covid-19 vaccinations .Americans to get their shots She spent several days last summer crisscrossing
the southern United States pleading .she told CNN in an interview last July as she encouraged vaccines in Savannah, Georgia “I want to make the point that people don’t think they’ll be affected. They think it won’t happen to them, and then it does — and then it’s too late. I don’t want them to take their health for granted”.States pleading with Americans to get their shots.