Texas Governor Greg Abbott tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, his office said in a statement.
Abbott, who is fully vaccinated against the virus, was not experiencing symptoms as of Tuesday evening and is being treated with Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment, the statement said.
“Governor Greg Abbott today tested positive for the COVID-19 virus,” the statement 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.”
Abbott will isolate in the Governor’s Mansion and test daily, the statement said. Everyone he has been in contact with has been notified, and Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott has tested negative.
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