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First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19

First lady Jill Biden tested positive for the coronavirus while on vacation with President Biden in South Carolina, her office said Tuesday.

Mrs. Biden tested positive after developing cold-like symptoms. She tested negative on an antigen test, but a more sensitive PCR detected the virus.

“The first lady is double-vaccinated, twice boosted, and only experiencing mild symptoms,” Mrs. Biden’s spokeswoman, Elizabeth Alexander, said.

She said Mrs. Biden has been prescribed Paxlovid and will isolate herself from others for at least five days under guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mrs. Biden tested positive little more than a week after Mr.