WASHINGTON– First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive again for COVID-19 in an apparent “rebound” case after testing negative for the virus over the weekend.
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President Joe Biden, spending three days with his wife at their vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, continues to test negative, the White House said. He also suffered a rebound case earlier this month after initially recovering from the virus.
Jill Biden first tested positive for the virus on Aug. 15 while she and her husband were vacationing on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. She is isolating in the beach town until receiving two negative tests and being cleared to meet the president in Delaware on Sunday.
Biden’s deputy communications director, Kelsey Donohue, said she has ” experienced no recurrence of symptoms and will remain in Delaware, where she has resumed isolation procedures.” She added, “The White House medical department has been conducting contact tracing and close contacts have been notified.”
Jill Biden, 71, like her husband, has been vaccinated twice and boosted twice with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. She had been prescribed the antiviral drug Paxlovid, which has proven highly effective in preventing serious illness and death in those at highest risk of COVID-19, but a minority of those prescribed the drug experienced a relapse of the disease Virus days after her initial recovery.
The White House said the president is a close contact and would wear a mask “for 10 days when indoors and in close proximity to others,” according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The White House will also increase the frequency of its COVID-19 testing.
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