First lady Jill Biden on Wednesday tested positive again for Covid-19, a so-called “rebound” case of the virus similar to the one her husband dealt with earlier this summer.
“After testing negative on Tuesday, just now, the First Lady has tested positive for COVID-19 by antigen testing. This represents a ‘rebound’ positivity,” Kelsey Donohue, the first lady’s deputy communications director, said in a statement Wednesday.
Biden has had no reemergence of symptoms and will remain in Delaware to self-isolate, Donohue said. The White House Medical Unit has identified and contacted close contacts of the first lady, she said. President Joe Biden, who cleared his own case of Covid earlier this month, tested negative for the virus Wednesday morning. Because he is considered a close contact of the first lady’s, the president will wear a mask for the next 10 days when indoors and in close proximity with others, a White House official said.