Coronavirus: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee tests positive for COVID-19

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced on Wednesday.

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In a tweet, Inslee, 71, said he had “only very mild symptoms.”

The governor said some of the symptoms included a mild cough, KIRO-TV reported.

“I’m thankful to be vaccinated and boosted,” Inslee tweeted. “I hope all eligible Washingtonians consider getting their booster, which is our best tool for preventing serious illness.”

Inslee received his booster shots in October 2021 and March 2022, KIRO reported.

“Aside from having a slight cough, the governor is feeling well and in typical good spirits,” Jaime Smith, Inslee’s communication director, said in a statement. ”He is working from home and will soon receive antiviral treatments. As we’re seeing, the current COVID variants are extremely contagious and vaccinations remain the most important tool to protecting ourselves against serious illness, hospitalization and death. We hope every eligible Washingtonian takes advantage of these life-saving tools.”



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