The American first lady, Jill Biden, overcame COVID, after being isolated for five days and testing negative on two consecutive tests, the White House reported in a statement on Sunday.
The first lady has been isolated in a private residence where she was on vacation when she tested positive and today she will travel to Delaware, where the president is, according to a brief statement signed by her communication director, Elizabeth Alexander.
On the 16th, Jill Biden -who has the complete schedule of the vaccine and two boosters- tested positive for COVID-19, after registering mild symptoms of the disease, which were treated with Paxlovid.
Joe Biden was also tested, but all were negative, although being a close contact with his wife, he has followed the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and has worn a mask in his last public acts.
Jill Biden’s contagion occurred a few weeks after that of her husband, who tested positive for COVID-19 on July 21.
Biden tested negative on July 27, although he tested positive again on July 30, a “rebound effect” that, the White House explained, some patients treated with Paxlovid experience. On August 7, the president tested negative again.
This story was originally published on August 21, 2022 8:54 a.m.
Source: El Nuevo Herald