September 22, 2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tests positive for Covid

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has tested positive for Covid, his office said on Tuesday. The Republican governor was fully vaccinated against the virus.

“Governor Greg Abbott today tested positive for the COVID-19 virus,” a statement from his office said. “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.”

The governor is not currently experiencing any symptoms, and Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott tested negative, the statement added.

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