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First lady: Son Barron was positive for COVID, now negative

Barron Trump, US President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House on August 16, 2020 in Washington, DC (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Barron Trump, US President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House on August 16, 2020 in Washington, DC (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – Melania Trump says her 14-year-old son, Barron, had tested positive for the coronavirus but has since tested negative.

The White House initially said he had tested negative, after both of his parents tested positive earlier this month.

The first lady said Wednesday that subsequent testing showed Barron had also come down with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. He has since tested negative, she says, as have both she and President Donald Trump.

The first lady says she was "glad the three of us went through this at the same time so we could take care of one another and spend time together.