Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) has examined optimistic for COVID-19, his workplace introduced on Wednesday.
Dunleavy’s workplace stated in a press release that he initially examined adverse on Sunday after being recognized as a detailed contact of somebody who had examined optimistic that morning. He started quarantining to cut back potential publicity to others.
The governor was feeling properly till Tuesday evening, and was retested on Wednesday morning. That take a look at got here again optimistic, the assertion stated.
Dunleavy’s workplace stated there are presently no identified shut contacts with the governor as a result of he’s been in quarantine throughout his infectious interval. Anne Zinke, chief medical officer the Alaska Division of Well being and Social Companies, and the governor’s attending doctor are monitoring him.
Dulvaney’s workplace had issued a press release on Monday, indicating that the shut contact occurred on Saturday. He started isolating on Sunday, when he was knowledgeable of the contact, in accordance with the assertion.
At the least 4 members of Dunleavy’s employees examined optimistic for COVID-19 in October, in accordance with The Anchorage Day by day Information.
Jeff Turney, deputy director of communications for Dunleavy’s workplace, advised The Hill that the governor has not but been vaccinated, and plans to be inoculated when he’s eligible below the state’s vaccination plan.
Alaska reported 175 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, bringing its cumulative complete to 55,736. The state has reported 287 deaths for the reason that pandemic started.