14 C
Friday, January 15, 2021

Wyoming Governor Tests Positive for COVID-19

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, his office announced Wednesday.

”Governor Mark Gordon received results today of a COVID-19 test that showed he is positive for the virus,” the 63-year-old Republican’s office said in a statement, according to CBS News. “He only has minor symptoms at this time and plans to continue working on behalf of Wyoming remotely.”

Gordon is the latest governor to test positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, joining Virginia’s Ralph Northam, Missouri’s Mike Parson, and Oklahoma’s Kevin Stitt.

Wyoming, whose population is the smallest in the country with just under 600,000 residents, has had the fifth-fewest cases in the nation with 30,761, according to worldometers.info.

It has the 10th-most cases per capita and has seen its seven-day average of new reported daily infections rise from 27 in early September to nearly 900 on Tuesday. The average had dropped to 784 as of Wednesday. Its seven-day average of per capita deaths was 44th most in the nation. Its average of daily deaths has risen from one or none — which occurred from the beginning of the outbreak until late October, to nine as of Wednesday.  

Word of Gordon’s positive test comes less than a week after he imposed new restrictions including limiting gatherings indoor to 25% capacity and outdoor gatherings at 50%.

© 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Latest news

Democratic lawmakers had better back up their claim that Republicans conspired with the Capitol rioters

Some Democratic lawmakers are claiming that House Republicans conspired with the insurrectionists who attacked...

DOJ ‘disconnect’ over evidence Capitol rioters were trying to capture or kill lawmakers

There is a “disconnect” within the Justice Department over whether Capitol rioters were...

“Completely False” – American Thinker wholly retracts articles stating that Dominion was trying to steal the election

American Thinker issues a very strong statement this morning wholly retracting all of their articles accusing Dominion Voting Systems of trying to steal the...

American Academy of Pediatrics says in-school transmission of COVID-19 is ‘extremely rare’

A brand-new peer-reviewed study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says that in-school transmission of the coronavirus is "extremely rare." As such, the study —...

Related news

Hirono: One Goal of Impeachment Is to Prevent Trump from Ever Holding Public Office Again

Thursday during an appearance on “CNN Tonight,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said while she was skeptical Senate...

U.S. Military Renews Effort To Root Out Extremists Following Deadly Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON — Military veterans and experts are voicing concerns that some comrades-in-arms have fallen sway to extremist groups and conspiracy theories, as fears of...

Nancy Pelosi: Small Inauguration Is ‘Not a Concession to the Terrorists,’ but ‘Recognition of the Danger of COVID’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday defended what is expected to be a small inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden (D) next week, emphasizing...

Flake: GOP Senators Knew Trump Claims of ‘Wide-Scale Voter Fraud’ Were a ‘Big Lie’

Former Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said Friday on ABC’s “The View” that all the Republican senators who forwarded President Donald Trump’s claims...

DOJ Watchdog Probing Capitol Riot

The Justice Department’s inspector...

Report: Facebook Execs Believe Blacklisting Donald Trump Stopped a ‘Coup’

In a recent article, NBC News provides an insight into the moments leading up to the decision by Facebook and Twitter to blacklist President...