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First lady Jill Biden tests positive for rebound case of COVID-19

Virus Outbreak Jill Biden
Posted at 2:00 PM, Aug 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-24 14:00:52-04

Jill Biden has been forced to isolate again after testing positive for a rebound case of COVID-19.

The first lady initially tested positive for the virus on Aug. 16. She was treated with Paxlovid, an antiviral medication.

A spokesperson for Mrs. Biden said she tested negative twice on Sunday. However, upon re-testing on Wednesday, she received a positive result.

The first lady's spokesperson said she has not experienced a reemergence of symptoms, but will isolate in Delaware as a precaution.

President Joe Biden also suffered a case of rebound COVID-19 after initially testing positive in late July.

According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, up to 5% of people given Paxlovid suffered a rebound infection.