Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said he is feeling well in a video posted on Twitter after it was disclosed that he had tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.
"I test myself every day and today is the first day that I tested positive," Abbott said. "I also want you to know that I have received the COVID-19 vaccine and that may be one reason why I'm really not feeling any symptoms right now. I have no fever, no aches and pains, no other types of symptoms."
As you may have heard, I have Covid.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 17, 2021
Right now I have no symptoms such as fever or aches and pains.
Thanks for the well wishes from around the country.
I will remain engaged every day to govern the great state of Texas.
God bless you all, and God bless Texas. pic.twitter.com/kbYPt1FpNj
The governor's office announced earlier on Tuesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, apparently developing a breakthrough case of the virus after being vaccinated against it.
Abbott's wife, Cecilia Abbott, has tested negative for COVID-19. The Texas governor will be isolating at the governor's mansion for the time being.
"I want you to know that as I work my way through this I will stay engaged every single day on everything happening in the Texas Capitol, including working with the members of the legislature, as well as a members across the entire state to keep Texas the best state in the United States," the governor said.
According to Johns Hopkins University's COVID-19 tracker, around 47 percent of Texas's population is fully vaccinated. The state currently has a COVID-19 testing positivity rate of nearly 12 percent. Texas has confirmed over 3.3 million coronavirus cases so far and more than 54,000 deaths.