The Governor of Colorado finds the coronavirus positive

The Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, showed the coronavirus to be positive

Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, are both COVID-19 and asymptomatic, the governor said in a Saturday night statement.

Polis began quarantine on Wednesday after saying he was exposed to the virus. Polis tweeted late Wednesday that he gave a negative result the night after learning about the exposure, but will be tested again.

The state was hit hard in the COVID-19 cases. One in 41 residents is thought to be contagious.

“No matter who you are and what you do, no one is protected from this virus,” Polis said in a statement. “Now is the time to be more careful than ever. From now on, more viruses are circulating across the country, including Colorado, than in the spring.”

He said he would continue to serve the state while isolating himself. He asked residents to wear a mask and keep 1.8 meters apart in front of the public.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild to moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, that clear in 2-3 weeks. Some can cause more serious illnesses, including pneumonia and death, especially in older adults and those with pre-existing health problems.