First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID
First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday after experiencing cold-like symptoms Monday night, the White House said.
The big picture: The positive test comes less than two weeks after President Biden recovered from a multi-week spell with COVID.
Driving the news: Jill Biden tested positive through a PCR test Tuesday after testing negative from a rapid antigen test, the White House said.
- She's currently experiencing mild symptoms.
- The first lady has been double-vaccinated with two boosters.
- She is currently staying at a private home in South Carolina and will return to the White House after she tests negative twice in a row, the White House said.
State of play: President Biden tested negative for COVID on Tuesday morning, the White House said in a statement. He will now wear a mask for 10 days when indoors and when close to others.
- "We will also increase the President's testing cadence and report those results," the White House said in a statement.
Editor's note: This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.