The 70-year-old judge woke up on Tuesday morning with a crowd and coughing, eventually with a headache and fever, he said in a statement. In the afternoon her blood pressure and heart rate increased and she had a high fever.
He said that the results of the rapid test in the morning were negative but the PCR test was positive.
“I am thankful to God above that I was vaccinated, I was promoted and I have an incredible support system, especially since I have a loving family,” he said. Said.
The governor will receive a course in monoclonal antibody treatment, the statement said.
“I feel extremely unwell at this point, and I have no choice but to adjourn my state address to the legislature,” the judge said. The speech was scheduled for Wednesday. A written message will be sent to the legislature to meet the constitutional requirements and he will address it at a later date, the statement said.
Everyone who has been in close contact with the governor for the past few days has been notified, and West Virginia First Lady Cathy Justice conducted a negative test Tuesday evening, according to the statement.
“I urge everyone to continue to pray for the 5,452 great West Virginians we have lost,” the governor said. “We need to pull the strings together. We are going to get over it and end this terrible epidemic once and for all.”
“If you’re there in West Virginia, and you haven’t been vaccinated today, what’s the downside?” The judge said in July. “If we were all vaccinated, wouldn’t you believe that fewer people would die? If you weren’t vaccinated, you would be part of the problem rather than part of the solution.”