Texas Governor Greg Abbott has tested positive for COVID-19, even though he is fully vaccinated.
Gov. Abbott’s office said in a statement that he will be isolating in the Governor’s Mansion and continue to be tested daily.
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“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,” his office said in a statement.
“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,” it continued. “The Governor will isolate in the Governor’s Mansion and continue to test daily. Governor Abbott is receiving Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment.
Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott has tested negative, according to the statement, and the governor is currently not experiencing any symptoms.
“Governor Abbott is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in good health, and currently experiencing no symptoms. Everyone that the Governor has been in close contact with today has been notified. Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott tested negative.”
The Texas Tribune reports that Gov. Abbott “spoke Monday night at a GOP event in Collin County, later tweeting photos of him addressing a maskless crowd. Less than three hours before his diagnosis was announced Tuesday afternoon, he tweeted pictures of a meeting with guitarist Jimmie Vaughan.”
Everyone who has been in contact with him has reportedly been notified.