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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf tests positive for COVID-19

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) has tested positive for COVID-19 but says that he is currently experiencing no symptoms. 

Wolf said in a statement he tested positive Tuesday after a “routine” test. 

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

“As this virus rages, my positive test is a reminder that no one is immune from COVID, that 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 and so I ask all Pennsylvanians to wear a mask, stay home as much as possible, socially distance yourself from those not in your household, and, most of all, take care of each other and stay safe.”

His wife Frances Wolf is awaiting the results of her test, and both he and his wife will quarantine at home. 

Several governors, their spouses and other lawmakers have tested positive for COVID-19 this year, including Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) and his partner last week.

President Trump, his wife Melania Trump and his son Baron all tested positive in October.

News of the positive test comes as the U.S. continues to face another surge in cases, likely driven by people spending more time indoors as the weather cools and the holiday season plays out.

The U.S. is averaging a record-high 207,000 cases per day, with deaths and hospitalizations also increasing. 

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