First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19


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Washington, D.C. (ABC News)–First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, according to her office.

Jill Biden tested negative on Monday during her routine testing, and then developed “cold-like symptoms” Monday night, according to her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander.

“She tested negative again on a rapid antigen test, but a PCR test came back positive,” Alexander said in a statement.

She’s been prescribed the antiviral treatment Paxlovid, which President Joe Biden also took after testing positive last month.

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