Jill Biden positive for Covid, President Joe Biden tests negative

U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden depart the White House on Sept. 2, 2023.

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U.S. first lady Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms while President Joe Biden tested negative for the virus, the White House said on Monday.

Biden’s 72-year-old wife last had Covid in August of last year, while the president, now 80, last tested positive in July 2022.

“This evening, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19,” her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, said in a statement. “She will remain at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.”

Biden flew back alone from Delaware on Monday evening.

“Following the First Lady’s positive test for COVID-19, President Biden was administered a COVID test this evening,” the White House said. “The President tested negative. The President will test at a regular cadence this week and monitor for symptoms.”