First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 once again after first testing positive on Aug. 16, according to Politico.
Her husband, President Joe Biden, also had the virus twice in July and early August. His rebound presumably came as a result of taking Paxlovid, which is the same medication that the first lady took.
“After testing negative on Tuesday, just now, the First Lady has tested positive for COVID-19 by antigen testing. This represents a ‘rebound’ positivity,” Biden’s Deputy Communications Director Kelsey Donohue said in a statement.
She is not currently suffering from any symptoms. According to a prior White House statement, she is “double-vaccinated, twice boosted.”
“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 contacts have been notified,” the statement added.
The 71-year-old was isolated at a “private residence” in South Carolina throughout the duration of her illness, but reunited with the president at their property in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, this weekend, the Associated Press reported.