Headline RoundupSeptember 5th, 2023

First Lady Jill Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19, President Biden Tests Negative

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Monday evening, First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19. President Joe Biden has tested negative.

Key Details: Jill Biden, at age 72, is double-vaccinated and twice boosted, according to her communications director. The last time she tested positive was in August 2022, and the president, who is 80, last tested positive in July 2022. The president is scheduled to leave for India and Vietnam on Thursday.

Key Quote: "This evening, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19," the statement reads. "She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms. She will remain at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware."

For Context: COVID-19 cases have risen throughout the U.S. in recent weeks, and several hospital systems and other organizations have reinstated mask-wearing requirements for staff and patients.

How the Media Covered it: Some center and right-rated outlets placed the news in the context of questions about Biden's age and his plans to travel to Asia this week.

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