US First Lady Jill Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 2: U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden depart the White House en route to Florida on September 2, 2023 in Washington, DC. The President and the first lady will be in Florida to tour storm-damaged communities impacted by Hurricane Idalia. (Photo by Anna Rose Layden/Getty Images)
US First Lady Jill Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19
(Photo by Anna Rose Layden/Getty Images)

The White House announced on Monday that US First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. She is experiencing mild symptoms and is isolating at home.

The first lady last tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday. She is fully vaccinated and has received two boosters.

President Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday. He is not considered a close contact of the first lady and is continuing his schedule as planned.

The White House says that the first lady is expected to make a full recovery.

Here are some additional details about the first lady’s diagnosis:

  • She tested positive on Monday morning.
  • She is experiencing mild symptoms, including fatigue and congestion.
  • She is isolating at home.
  • She is fully vaccinated and has received two boosters.
  • President Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday.
  • He is not considered a close contact of the first lady.
  • The White House says that the first lady is expected to make a full recovery.

The first lady’s diagnosis comes as the United States is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. The BA.5 subvariant of Omicron is now the dominant strain in the country and is more transmissible than previous variants.

The White House says that the first lady is following the advice of her doctors and is taking steps to get well. She is expected to continue to isolate at home until she is fully recovered.

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