Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf gave a positive result for the coronavirus, but said he was feeling well and had no symptoms.
His office issued a statement from the governor on Wednesday afternoon.
He wrote, “During yesterday’s routine test, I found the COVID-19 test positive. I have no symptoms and I feel good. I follow the guidelines of the CDC and the Department of Health. Frances has been tested and as we await the result, he will quarantine me at home. “
“I will continue to serve the community and perform all my duties remotely, as many do at the time of the epidemic.
“Because this virus is furious, my positive test reminds me that no one is protected from COVID, that following all the precautions I did is not a guarantee, but we know it is vital in stopping the spread of the disease, and that is why I ask all Pennsylvaniaans to to wear a mask as much as possible to stay at home, to socially distance themselves from those outside the household, and above all to take care of each other and stay safe.
The 72-year-old Wolf apparently wears a mask in public and often uses hand sanitizer at press conferences.
The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations has increased in recent days. Some health officials said they were concerned about staff retention if cases continued to rise.
At a press conference earlier this week, Wolf said it was possible that further restrictions would be needed if cases continued to rise. It did not specify what new measures could be introduced. The governor’s office said there were no reports.
Last month, the Wolf Administration expanded the state’s mask order and set new limits on rallies.
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