U.S. first lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19 – statement

By Thomson Reuters Aug 16, 2022 | 8:46 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. first lady Jill Biden has testified positive for COVID-19, her communications director Elizabeth Alexander said on Tuesday.

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. She tested negative again on a rapid antigen test, but a PCR test came back positive, the spokeswoman said.

President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White House said.

(Reporting By Paul Grant; Editing by Chris Gallagher)