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Pa. Governor Tom Wolf Says He's Tested Positive For COVID-19

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, right, speaks as Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, left, looks on during a news conference offering updates regarding the counting of ballots in the 2020 general election, Nov. 4, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa.

Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Tom Wolf says he’s tested positive for COVID-19.The governor says he does not have any symptoms.

He said he tested positive Tuesday during a routine test. He is isolating at home with his wife Frances, who is awaiting test results.

Wolf is 72, and a prostate cancer survivor, putting him in a higher-risk group for serious complications from the virus.

Wolf led business closure and mask wearing mandates early in the year, which have been widely decried -- and often defied -- by Republicans. 

Wolf's statement today did not indicate whether he knew how or where he contracted the virus.

Wolf says his diagnosis is a reminder that following precautions like he has done isn’t a guarantee, but is a reminder that everyone should do their part to prevent the further spread of the illness.

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