CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Governor’s Office late Tuesday announced Justice opted to get tested after experiencing “the sudden onset of symptoms,” including congestion and coughing.
Justice is fully vaccinated, and he has received a booster dose. He is experiencing mild symptoms and remains isolated at home. Justice said in a statement he was feeling “extremely unwell at this point.”
“While I was surprised that my test results came back positive, I’m thankful to the Lord above that I’ve been vaccinated, I’ve been boosted, and that I have an incredible support system, especially my loving family.”
The governor received monoclonal antibody treatment on Tuesday because of his age.