Pennsylvania governor tests negative after coronavirus diagnosis

 Pennsylvania governor tests negative after coronavirus diagnosis
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom WolfTom WolfDemocratic governors call on Cuomo to resign DOJ declines to investigate Pennsylvania's COVID-19 nursing home regulations Pennsylvania's election audit moves follow the partisan playbook MORE (D) announced Friday that he has tested negative for COVID-19 twice since his diagnosis.

The governor said in a statement that he tested negative on Wednesday evening and Thursday evening.

Wolf tested positive on Tuesday following a “routine” test. His office said that test appeared to come toward the end of his diagnosis.

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The governor’s office was not immediately available by phone on Friday regarding when his last test was before Tuesday.

Wolf said he was asymptomatic throughout the course of the virus. He said he will continue to quarantine and work from home “in the coming days.”

The update comes after Wolf’s wife, Frances Wolf, announced that she tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday.

“I extend my deepest gratitude for all of the well wishes sent to Frances and me,” Wolf said. “We appreciate the prayers and support of Pennsylvanians and count ourselves lucky that my course of the virus was asymptomatic.”

Wolf was one of several governors and other political figures to test positive for COVID-19 this year, including Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisFormer Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm dead at 85 Colorado legislature approves measure to ban styrofoam, add fee to single use products Colorado to offer ,000 scholarships for young people to get vaccinated MORE (D) and his partner.

The diagnoses come as the U.S. experiences a surge in coronavirus infections as the colder weather forces people to spend more time indoors. The holiday season is also a likely factor in the spike.