Abbott says he's feeling well after positive COVID-19 test


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said he is feeling well in a video posted on Twitter after it was disclosed that he had tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.

"I test myself every day and today is the first day that I tested positive," Abbott said. "I also want you to know that I have received the COVID-19 vaccine and that may be one reason why I'm really not feeling any symptoms right now. I have no fever, no aches and pains, no other types of symptoms."

The governor's office announced earlier on Tuesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, apparently developing a breakthrough case of the virus after being vaccinated against it.

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Abbott's wife, Cecilia Abbott, has tested negative for COVID-19. The Texas governor will be isolating at the governor's mansion for the time being.

"I want you to know that as I work my way through this I will stay engaged every single day on everything happening in the Texas Capitol, including working with the members of the legislature, as well as a members across the entire state to keep Texas the best state in the United States," the governor said.

According to Johns Hopkins University's COVID-19 tracker, around 47 percent of Texas's population is fully vaccinated. The state currently has a COVID-19 testing positivity rate of nearly 12 percent. Texas has confirmed over 3.3 million coronavirus cases so far and more than 54,000 deaths.

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