Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tests Positive for COVID-19 as State’s Cases Spike


Texas Governor Greg Abbott is now among the thousands who’ve recently tested positive for the coronavirus in his state, and his breakthrough case comes on the heels of him being in very close contact with a lot of people.

Abbott says he’s tested daily and Tuesday was his first positive test result. According to a statement from his office … he’s receiving Regeneron’s antibody treatment even though he’s not experiencing symptoms, and will isolate at the Governor’s Mansion and test daily.

The good news is, he’s also fully vaccinated and says he’s in good health. The bad news is … just last night he attended a standing-room-only event in Collin County where, as you can see, there were no masks in sight and no social distancing.

Gov. Abbott says everyone he’s been in close contact with Tuesday has been notified, but does not clarify if that includes all the people at Monday night’s event. His wife has tested negative so far, but he also recently tweeted about meeting musician Jimmie Vaughan … brother of the late legend, Stevie Ray.

The Texas governor has been under fire as cases, hospitalizations and deaths have been on the rise lately — especially in nursing homes and cases are up even among kids.

Abbott’s state, along with Florida, accounted for nearly 40 percent of the nation’s new coronavirus cases last week, and he — like FL Gov. Ron DeSantis — has been a vocal opponent of mask mandates.

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