Texas Gov. Abbott tests positive for COVID, despite being vaccinated

Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, has tested positive for COVID-19, despite having been vaccinated, Breitbart reports

The announcement regarding Abbott’s positive COVID-19 test was issued Tuesday by Mark Miner, his communications director.

“Governor Greg Abbott today tested positive for the COVID-19 virus,” Miner wrote, adding that the governor was “fully vaccinated” against the virus.

According to Miner, Abbott has received testing for COVID-19 daily, and Tuesday was the first time that one of his regular tests showed a positive result.

Abbott in quarantine

Abbott is now one of many Americans who have contracted COVID-19 despite having been fully vaccinated against it. Miner emphasized in his announcement that “Governor Abbott is fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” meaning that his positive test is is known as a “breakthrough” case.

The Texas governor is also one of a growing number of Americans who have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being asymptomatic. In his statement, Miner said that Abbott is “in good health, and currently experiencing no symptoms.”

Abbott, though, according to Miner “is receiving Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment.” And, for now, Miner said that Abbott “will isolate in the Governor’s Mansion and continue to test daily.”

Just because Abbott is isolating, though, doesn’t mean that the Texas government is going to slow down. Miner said in his statement that “Governor Abbott is in constant communication with his staff, agency heads, and government officials to ensure that state government continues to operate smoothly and efficiently.”

Finally, Miner added that everyone who has been in contact with Abbott has been notified of the governor’s positive test result. As a result, they too are being tested regularly. Abbott’s wife, Cecilia Abbott, has already been tested and her last test result was negative, Miner revealed.

Background

Texas, like many parts of America, has experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases as a result of the spread of the delta variant. It is unclear if Abbott, himself, actually contracted that particular variant.

In addition to the spread of the delta variant, reports have emerged from Texas indicating that the Biden administration has been releasing COVID-positive migrants into Texas communities. There have also been reports indicating that in Texas detention facilities, where unaccompanied migrant children are kept, the virus is running rampant.

The Biden administration has plans to offer COVID-19 vaccines to illegal immigrants along the southern U.S. border with Mexico, the Washington Post reported.

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