Pa. Gov. Wolf has tested positive for COVID-19 but has no symptoms

Written by on December 9, 2020

Pa. Gov. Wolf has tested positive for COVID-19 but has no symptoms

By WLVR Staff

November 9, 2020

Pennsylvania’s governor has tested positive for COVID-19. Tom Wolf says he found out from a routine test this week and is feeling well, with no symptoms.

He will continue duties remotely. WLVR’s Tyler Pratt reports the news comes as the Democratic governor has been receiving Republican criticism for COVID restrictions in the state.

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It’s unknown at the moment who has recently been in close contact with the Democratic governor, who when seen in public, has worn a mask and used hand sanitizer. 

Wolf has been a staunch advocate for social distancing and mitigation efforts, which has drawn the ire of Republican state lawmakers. Just before Wolf’s announcement, House Majority leader Kerry Benninghoff released a statement aimed at the governor saying quote: “Do Not Cancel Christmas.” Wolf said earlier this week he is considering new restrictions as the virus is overwhelming hospitals.

The news of Wolf’s diagnosis comes as nearly 9,000 new infections were reported in the state. and there were more than 200 new deaths. 

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