PA Gov. Tom Wolf tests positive for COVID-19


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has tested positive for COVID-19, he said Wednesday.

The 72-year-old Democrat said he learned of his diagnosis Tuesday after a “routine test.”

“I have no symptoms and am feeling well and I am in isolation at home,” Wolf said in a statement.

“I am continuing to serve the commonwealth and performing all of my duties remotely, as many are doing during the pandemic.”

Wolf’s wife, Frances, 68, was awaiting the results of her coronavirus test and quarantining at home with her husband.

The governor urged his constituents to take precautions against the virus, such as wearing masks, social distancing and staying home when they can.

“As this virus rages, my positive test is a reminder that no one is immune from COVID,” Wolf said.

“Following all precautions as I have done is not a guarantee, but it is what we know to be vital to stopping the spread of the disease.”

Amid rising cases last month, Wolf advised all residents to stay home as much as possible and imposed new limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings, PennLive reported.

The Keystone State reported 8,703 new COVID-19 infections Wednesday and 220 deaths from the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities in the state to 11,762.