Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee running to become Georgia’s next governor, said Wednesday that she tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement on social media, Abrams said she was experiencing mild symptoms. She added that her positive COVID-19 test came one day after she tested negative.
“I’ll be spending the next few days at home, meeting with folks by Zoom and by phone, working hard to win this race for all Georgians,” she said. “I look forward to getting back on the road and meeting folks across Georgia soon.”
Officials with Abrams’ campaign told WSB-TV that she tested negative for COVID-19 via a PCR test on Monday. She will isolate for the next several days and has canceled campaign events in light of her diagnosis, WSB reported.
Several other politicians have also gotten COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, including President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and several members of Congress.
Since the start of the pandemic, officials have reported more than 92.3 million cases of COVID-19 nationwide, resulting in over 1 million deaths, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. Globally, 586.5 million cases have been reported, resulting in 6.4 million deaths, according to the university.
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