The White House stated on Sunday that First Lady Jill Biden had tested negative for COVID-19 and would rejoin President Joe Biden at their Delaware beach house for some more rest and leisure.
According to officials, the First Lady, 71, underwent two tests, all of which came back negative.
The First Lady’s Communications Director Elizabeth Alexander issued a statement saying, “After isolating for five days and receiving negative results from two consecutive COVID-19 tests, the First Lady will depart South Carolina later today for Delaware.”
After it was revealed on Tuesday that the First Lady had tested positive for the illness after exhibiting symptoms the day before, she had been retreating to South Carolina.
Jill spent several days on vacation with the president and their family on Kiawah Island in South Carolina, where she remained in isolation following her positive tests.
After her husband’s diagnosis, the First Lady, who has received two booster shots and two vaccinations, like her husband, initially tested negative. It is unknown how she came into contact with the virus.
Alexander’s statement at the time read, “She has been prescribed a prescription of Paxlovid and, per CDC advice, will isolate from others for at least five days.” “The First Lady’s close associates have been informed,” it says.
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The declaration came 10 days after President Biden’s official COVID-19 test results, which were negative, and over a month after the former vice president initially tested positive for the virus.
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 probable and expected. Even Nevertheless, those who have had the vaccination and test positive are likely to be asymptomatic or suffer from a far less severe illness than those who have not. Around 98 to 99 percent of COVID-19 fatalities involve unvaccinated individuals.
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