Texas Gov. Abbott tests negative for COVID-19 four days after positive test

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tested negative for the coronavirus Saturday, just four days after testing positive.

“I am told that my infection was brief and mild because of the vaccination I received,” Abbott said in a video he posted on Twitter. “So, I encourage others who have not yet received the vaccination to consider getting one.”

The Texas governor said he will continue to quarantine per doctor recommendations, and that first lady, Cecilia Abbott, had also tested negative for the deadly virus.

The governor’s positive test came as coronavirus cases have surged not only across Texas but nationwide – spurred along by the highly contagious delta variant.- READ MORE