House Speaker Philip Gunn says he has examined optimistic for the coronavirus as state well being officers report greater than 200 new infections and 5 deaths linked to the pandemic.
Gunn, a Republican, stated in a video posted Sunday to Facebook that he bought examined as a result of he had been in shut proximity to a different member of the House who examined optimistic.
“I felt like I needed to go get myself tested just because I had been with this person and this morning was informed that I too have tested positive for Covid,” Gunn stated. “I feel very fortunate that I don’t really have very many symptoms and feel fine.”
Gunn stated he referred to as everybody that he had been in shut proximity to not too long ago to allow them to know of his analysis and deliberate to self-quarantine.
Gunn is the state’s highest-ranking political determine to publicly disclose a optimistic take a look at for the coronavirus. He didn’t say who the opposite House member was.
The Mississippi Department of Health posted its newest coronavirus statistics Sunday. The state recorded 226 new instances by way of Saturday bringing the full variety of confirmed and possible infections to 30,900 throughout the state. Five extra individuals additionally died from Covid-19.