First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated and having received two booster shots. The White House made the announcement on Monday, stating that she is currently experiencing only mild symptoms. In a statement, Elizabeth Alexander, the first lady's spokesperson, mentioned that Jill Biden will be staying at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
President Joe Biden, on the other hand, has tested negative for the virus thus far. Following the positive test result of the first lady, he underwent a COVID test in the evening and tested negative, as explained by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. The president will continue to undergo regular testing throughout the week and monitor for any symptoms that may arise.
It's worth noting that Jill Biden, in addition to being fully vaccinated, has already received two booster shots. This unfortunate development marks her second encounter with COVID-19.
This event underscores the importance of remaining vigilant and prioritizing precautions even with vaccination and booster shots. It serves as a reminder that breakthrough infections can still occur, albeit with milder symptoms. The Biden administration continues to advocate for widespread vaccinations and adherence to safety measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.