US First lady, Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday with an apparent “rebound” infection and will return to isolation.
Her office disclosed this in a statement.
“The First Lady has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and will remain in Delaware where she has reinitiated isolation procedures,” communications director Kelsey Donohue said in a statement.
“The White House Medical Unit has conducted contact tracing and close contacts have been notified.”
The first lady first tested positive last week and was in isolation in South Carolina for five days. She experienced mild, cold-like symptoms and was treated with the antiviral drug Paxlovid, which has been linked to rebound infections. She joined President Biden in Delaware on Sunday following two negative tests.
The president also experienced a rebound case last month, when he tested positive again several days after leaving isolation. The president returned on Wednesday to the White House, where he is set to announce his plan to cancel up to $20,000 in debt for millions of Americans with federal student loans.