The governor of Oklahoma introduced Wednesday that he has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, weeks after he attended US President Donald Trump’s marketing campaign rally within the state.
Instances have surged in Oklahoma, and native well being officers have stated that Trump’s indoor rally and huge public protests in June “greater than possible” contributed to the spike in new infections.
Governor Kevin Stitt stated he believes he’s the primary US governor to be identified with coronavirus, however that it was unlikely he contracted it at Trump’s June 20 rally as a result of the occasion occurred too way back.
“I obtained examined yesterday for COVID-19, and the outcomes got here again optimistic,” Stitt advised an internet press convention.
He stated he was “a bit bit achy” on Tuesday however in any other case felt “superb.”
The 47-year-old Republican stated he instantly positioned himself in quarantine away from his household and can make money working from home till he is freed from the virus.
Stitt has usually declined to put on a masks at conferences and didn’t put on one on the Trump rally, however he’s urging residents to take precautions.
“We all know it’s right here in Oklahoma, it’s not going away,” Stitt stated.
“We have to take this virus critically” and Oklahomans ought to “proceed to get examined,” he added.
Trump confronted main blowback for insisting on holding a crowded indoor rally within the warmth of a pandemic.
His marketing campaign handed out masks on the Tulsa occasion, however few of the supporters who attended wore them and social distancing pointers had been largely ignored.