In an announcement that took his state by surprise, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt declared yesterday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
“I was pretty shocked that I was the first governor to get it,” Stitt told local media, adding that he mostly feels fine … except for some aches and pains.
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Stitt is self-isolating as he battles the infection.
Working in Stitt’s favor, he is fairly young. Stitt is 47 years old and began serving as governor of Oklahoma in January 2019.
His candidacy received a major boost after receiving an endorsement from President Donald Trump.
Stitt’s positive COVID-19 test comes at a time when cases have been rising in his state.
There have been about 22,000 confirmed cases, and case numbers started spiking in early July.
Let’s hope that Stitt continues to feel relatively well and recovers quickly.
The Horn editorial team