Texas Gov. Abbott tests positive for COVID after speaking to a packed house

Texas Gov. Abbott tests positive for COVID after speaking to a packed house
Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas screenshot

Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19, the potentially deadly disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The Texas Republican has steadfastly refused to lift his anti-science ban on mask and vaccine mandates.

Texas is among the worst states for coronavirus currently, with an extremely high caseload and low vaccination rate.

Abbott reportedly has been vaccinated, and his office says he is tested daily.

Gov. Abbott spoke to a packed house Monday night of about 600 people, where few wore masks and social distancing was non-existent.


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