GlobalJill Biden, first lady of the United States, tests positive for COVID-19

Jill Biden, first lady of the United States, tests positive for COVID-19

The first lady of the United States, Jill Bidentested positive for COVID-19 this Monday in a diagnostic test, but currently only experiencing mild symptoms, indicated his spokesman.

He president joe biden a test was carried out after his wife tested positive, but its results were negative.

The press secretary of the White House, Karine Jean-Pierresaid the president would continue to be tested regularly and monitored for symptoms.

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Jill Biden will stay for the moment in the house of the couple in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, said the communications director, Elizabeth Alexander.

Biden intends to travel on Thursday to New Delhi to participate in the G20 leaders summitwhich takes place between September 9 and 10, and from there he plans to go to Vietnam.

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The president, who with 80 years is he oldest president in US historyalready had COVID-19 in July of last year.

The contagion of Jill Biden comes amid an increase in cases of COVID-19 in USAwhere hospitalizations have increased 31% in the past two weeks, according to federal data.

In any case, it is difficult to know how many cases are currently in USA because many states have stopped counting them.

(With information from EFE and AP)

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