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Jill Biden tests POSITIVE for COVID during family vacation in South Carolina

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Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and has “mild symptoms,” the East Wing announced Tuesday morning.

“She’s doing fine,” President Joe Biden told reporters when he returned to Washington DC

The first lady’s positive diagnosis comes as the Bidens conclude their family vacation in Kiawah Island, South Carolina — and just 10 days after President Biden, 79, finally ended his isolation from his coronavirus bout.

Biden wore a face mask when he boarded and disembarked Air Force One for the journey from South Carolina back to the nation’s capital. He will do so for the next 10 days, the White House said, as he is considered to be in “close contact” with the first lady.

Hunter Biden and his wife Melissa, who were on vacation and traveling back with the president, also wore face masks.

Jill Biden, 71, remains in South Carolina to remain in isolation, according to her office.

She will reside in a “private residence in South Carolina and return home after receiving two consecutive negative COVID tests,” her office said.

She has started a round of Paxlovid treatment. The first lady is fully vaccinated and double boosted.

President Biden remains free of the virus so far, receiving a negative antigen test result on Tuesday morning.

But he will have his test frequency increased because he is considered to be in close contact with his wife.

“Consistent with CDC Guidance Centers, because he is in close contact with the First Lady, he will mask for 10 days when indoors and in close proximity to others,” the White House said.

“We will also increase the president’s test cadence and report those results.”

First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning after testing negative on Tuesday and while finishing a family beach vacation. Pictured: The first lady stores at Freshfields Village stores in Kiawah Island, South Carolina on Sunday, August 14, 2022

President Joe Biden wore a face mask for the trip back to Washington DC, as did his son Hunter Biden and daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen

President Joe Biden wore a face mask for the trip back to Washington DC, as did his son Hunter Biden and daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen

Jill (left in a white tank top) accompanied her husband President Joe Biden (right in blue) on a bike ride along the beach on Kiawah Island on Sunday, August 14

Jill (left in a white tank top) accompanied her husband President Joe Biden (right in blue) on a bike ride along the beach on Kiawah Island on Sunday, August 14

Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning and will continue his normal schedule, according to the White House

Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning and will continue his normal schedule, according to the White House

Jill Biden’s spokesperson, Elizabeth Alexander, said the first lady tested negative for coronavirus on Monday morning, before she began experiencing “cold symptoms” later Monday evening.

Her antigen test, which she took after she started experiencing symptoms, was negative. But a subsequent PCR test gave a positive result.

“Close contacts of the First Lady have been made aware,” Alexander noted.

This is Jill Biden’s first time with COVID, the East Wing said. She kept away from her husband when he had the virus last month and stayed in Delaware while he hid in the White House.

dr.  Jill Biden biked along the beach on Kiawah Island, South Carolina on Sunday morning during an almost week-long family vacation in Biden to the island

dr. Jill Biden biked along the beach on Kiawah Island, South Carolina on Sunday morning during an almost week-long family vacation in Biden to the island

Jill Biden shopped Sunday afternoon with daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen, Hunter Biden's wife, at the Freshfield Village stores on Kiawah Island

Jill Biden shopped Sunday afternoon with daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen, Hunter Biden’s wife, at the Freshfield Village stores on Kiawah Island

Granddaughter Finnegan, Hunter's daughter, also accompanied her for the shopping trip.  Melissa and Finnegan are close contacts

Granddaughter Finnegan, Hunter’s daughter, also accompanied her for the shopping trip. Melissa and Finnegan are close contacts

She was due to travel to Florida on Thursday for a Warriors Games event, but canceled those plans.

The first lady did not join the president, Hunter Biden and his wife Melissa Cohen when they went to the Beach Club on Kiawah Island Monday night.

However, the day before, Jill was pictured on a bike ride with President Biden and their granddaughter Finnegan, daughter of Hunter Biden.

Later on Sunday afternoon, she was spotted shopping with Finnegan and Cohen at the Freshfields Village stores on Kiawah Island.

President Biden, who is also fully vaccinated and double boosted, tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time on Thursday, July 21.

White House physician Kevin O’Conner published daily letters about the president’s condition, noting that during his infection he experiences symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, sore throat and body aches.

After a minimum of five days of isolation, Biden tested negative on July 26 and 27.

He delivered a speech in the Rose Garden on July 27 with a hopeful message for hunted Americans: they can now “live without fear” of the virus.

However, the president came up with a rare rebound case on July 30, forcing him back into isolation until August 7, when he returned to Delaware to be reunited with his wife.

President Biden will continue his normal Tuesday schedule, the White House said. He will spend just a few hours in Washington signing the inflation reduction bill before leaving for his home in Wilmington, Delaware later Tuesday evening.

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