Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks on stage at the Pennsylvania Women Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on November 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said Wednesday he is showing a positive result on the coronavirus and is isolating it in his home.
The 72-year-old Wolf said in a statement to his office that he was “feeling well” and had not experienced any symptoms of the virus since a positive test the day before.
According to the announcement, the Democratic governor’s wife, the first lady, Frances Wolf, will be quarantined at home while awaiting the results of her own Covid test.
“I will continue to serve the community and perform all my duties remotely, as many do at the time of the epidemic,” Wolf said in a statement.
“Because this virus is raging, my positive test reminds me that no one is protected from COVID, that following all the precautions I did is not a guarantee,” Wolf said of the spread of the disease, so I ask all Pennsylvaniaans to wear a mask , stay at home as much as possible, socially distance themselves from those outside the household, and above all take care of each other and stay safe. “
Pennsylvania recorded more than 10,000 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday and is currently treating 5,561 patients hospitalized with the virus.
In all, more than 287,000 people died in Covid-19 in the United States at the time of the epidemic, and more than 15 million cases were reported, according to Johns Hopkins University.