The First Lady will go to isolation in South Carolina
The First Lady of the United Stated of America, Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19.
“After testing negative for COVID-19 on Monday during her regular testing cadence, the First Lady began to develop cold-like symptoms late in the evening,” read a Tuesday morning statement from her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander.
“She tested negative again on a rapid antigen test, but a PCR test came back positive.” She only has a few minor symptoms right now, according to Alexander.
The declaration was made 10 days after President Joe Biden’s official recovery from the virus and nearly a month after her husband initially tested positive for it.
After her husband was diagnosed, the first lady, 71, who is double-vaccinated and twice boosted like her husband, initially tested negative. It is unknown how she came into contact with the virus.
“She has been prescribed a course of Paxlovid and, following CDC guidance, will isolate from others for at least five days,” Alexander’s statement said. “Close contacts of the First Lady have been notified.”
Where did Jill Biden get Covid-19?
The president and their family took Dr. Biden on vacation to Kiawah Island in South Carolina over the past few days. Until she receives the results of two successively negative COVID tests, she will be kept in isolation at a private home in South Carolina.
As the vaccines are not 100% effective, breakthrough cases of COVID-19, infections that happen in people who have been fully immunized against the virus, are both possible and expected.
Even so, those who have received the vaccination and test positive are likely to be asymptomatic or suffer from a much less severe illness than those who have not. Around 98 to 99 percent of COVID-19 fatalities involve unvaccinated individuals.