The President’s wife fell ill with a “rebound” case of the coronavirus almost a week ago.
WASHINGTON — First Lady Jill Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday and will return to Washington on Tuesday, almost a week after suffering a “rebound” case of the coronavirus.
Her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, announced the negative test in a statement Monday night.
Jill Biden had been isolating at her family’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware since she tested positive on August 24, and at the time her spokesman said she had no symptoms. She first tested positive for the virus on Aug. 15 while she and President Joe Biden were vacationing on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
The president, who has had his own consecutive cases of COVID-19, has been identified as his wife’s close contact, and the White House said he was being tested for the virus more frequently as a precaution. While guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called for Biden to wear a face covering indoors in close proximity to others, he was spotted without a mask, hugging and taking selfies at an indoor rally in the Washington suburbs on Thursday made with supporters.
Jill Biden, 71, and her husband, 79, have been vaccinated twice and boosted twice with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. She had been prescribed the antiviral drug Paxlovid, which has been shown to be highly effective in preventing serious illness and death in those at highest risk of COVID-19. A minority of those prescribed the drug experienced a relapse of the virus a few days after their initial recovery.
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