Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office announced that the Republican has tested positive for COVID, and is isolating in the Governor’s Mansion.
Abbott had been vaccinated, but still contracted the virus. Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott tested negative at the same time.
Here is the full statement from his office:
“Governor Greg Abbott today tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The Governor has been testing daily, and today was the first positive test result. Governor Abbott is in constant communication with his staff, agency heads, and government officials to ensure that state government continues to operate smoothly and efficiently. The Governor will isolate in the Governor’s Mansion and continue to test daily. Governor Abbott is receiving Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment.”
Despite testing positive, Abbott is apparently in fine health with no symptoms.
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