Dr. Jill tested positive for Covid AGAIN on Wednesday in a ‘rebound’ case after taking Paxlovid earlier this month.
“After testing negative on Tuesday, just now, the First Lady has tested positive for Covid-19 by antigen testing. This represents a “rebound” positivity,” a statement from Jill Biden’s Deputy Communications Director said.
“The First Lady has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and will remain in Delaware where she has reinitiated isolation procedures. The White House Medical Unit has conducted contact tracing and close contact tracing and close contacts have been notified.”
Jill Biden, who is 71 years old and has had all four recommended doses of vaccination, double-vaccinated and boosted twice, tested positive for Covid-19 for the first time on August 16.
“The First Lady is double-vaccinated, twice boosted, and only experiencing mild symptoms,” her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, said in a statement on August 16. “She has been prescribed a course of Paxlovid and, following CDC guidance, will isolate from others for at least five days.”
Jill Biden on Sunday tested negative for Covid so she was cleared to join Joe Biden in Rehoboth Beach for an extended vacation.
“After isolating for five days and receiving negative results from two consecutive Covid-19 tests, the First Lady will depart South Carolina later today for Delaware,” a statement from Jill Biden’s comms director read.
Joe Biden also suffered a second Covid infection in a ‘rebound’ case after taking Paxlovid.