The first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing “mild symptoms,” the White House said in a statement on Monday.according to information from the EFE news agency.
On the other hand, the Reuters news agency reported that President Joe Biden tested negative for Covid-19, according to information from the White House published this Monday.
Jill Biden will remain at her beach residence in Rehoboth, located in the state of Delaware.
In another statement, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre indicated that Biden has tested negative in another covid-19 test that was done tonight after his wife tested positive.
According to the spokesperson, The president will be tested regularly this week and will be vigilant in case he experiences symptoms.
President Joe Biden had Covid-19 in July of last year.
Jill Biden’s contagion comes amid an increase in Covid-19 cases in the United States, where hospitalizations have risen 31% in the past two weeks, according to federal data.
According to information from the CNBC news portal, President Joe Biden is fully vaccinated and has received two boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The last time Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 was in July 2022, and although he had no symptoms, he decided to isolate himself from his environment.
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated that 81% of deaths from COVID-19 have occurred in people over the age of 65, so Biden’s age is considered a risk factor when dealing with this virus.
With information from EFE.
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