First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for coronavirus.

First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for the coronavirus and will begin a course of antiviral treatment according to the White House.

The First Lady began developing cold-like symptoms late in the evening after testing negative for COVID-19 on Monday during the routine testing pool her spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement. He tested negative again on rapid antigen test but a PCR test came back positive.

Alexander noted that 71-year-old Jill Biden is double-vaccinated and experiencing only mild symptoms. According to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the first woman on the antiviral therapy Paxlovid will be isolated from the others for at least five days.

Close contacts of the First Lady have been reported Alexander said. She is currently living at a private residence in South Carolina and will return home after receiving two consecutive negative COVID tests.

The first woman’s positive test comes weeks after 79-year-old President Biden tested positive for the coronavirus on July 21. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the president tested negative for the coronavirus on an antigen test Tuesday morning.

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