GOP Missouri Gov And Wife Test Positive For COVID

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

Gov. Mike Parson postponed an event in St. Louis Wednesday and a debate on Friday after First Lady Teresa Parson tested positive for COVID-19. Later Wednesday, in a brief statement, Parson said he also has tested positive, but was awaiting the results of a second test to confirm that result.

Earlier Wednesday, Kelli Jones, a spokeswoman for the governor, said the first lady received a positive result after taking a rapid test in the morning and was awaiting results of a nasal swab test to confirm the findings.

The first lady had been showing signs of the disease, including a cough and nasal congestion when she took the test. The fast-moving news came on a day when the state reported 1,580 additional people had tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to just under 117,000.

Parson last appeared on JMG when he declared that schools must reopen because “kids who get it will just go home and get over it.”