Jill Biden tests positive for covid with 'mild symptoms' at beach home
First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for coronavirus, her office confirmed on Monday night - as the White House said Joe Biden has tested negative. The 72-year-old is 'experiencing only mild symptoms' and will remain at the couple's home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, a statement said.
Meanwhile the White House said the president has, so far, tested negative for COVID, as cases of the virus are on the rise again globally. The couple spent Sunday night together at their Rehoboth Beach home before Joe flew to Philadelphia Monday to mark Labor Day with a speech to union workers. The president also spent several hours at their Wilmington home - which the Secret Service is doing work on - before jetting back to DC to start the work week.
The first lady had accompanied the president Saturday to Florida to survey hurricane damage and then they headed to their Delaware beach home. In a statement released Monday, Jill's spokesman Elizabeth Alexander said 'This evening, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19. She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms. She will remain at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware,' Alexander said.White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said: 'Following the First Lady's positive test for COVID-19, President Biden was administered a COVID test this evening. The President tested negative.'