After being hospitalized for a “rebound” case of the coronavirus over a week ago, the First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, had negative results for COVID-19 testing on Monday and will return to Washington on Tuesday.
Elizabeth Alexander, who serves as her communications director, made the announcement in a statement that was released on Monday evening.
Since she tested positive on August 24, Jill Biden has been isolating herself at her family’s residence in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. At the time, her spokesperson said that she was not experiencing any symptoms. On August 15, when she and President Joe Biden were on vacation at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, she had her first positive test for the virus.
Both Jill Biden, age 71, and her husband, Joe Biden, age 79, have received four doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, including two main doses and two booster doses. Paxlovid, an antiviral medication that has been proved to be very successful in avoiding severe illness and death in those who are at the highest risk from COVID-19, was the treatment that had been recommended for her to take. A minority of people who were given the drug have reported experiencing a rebound case of the virus a few days after their initial recovery.