DETROIT (CBS DETROIT/AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement, Duggan said a COVID test “came back positive” Sunday morning.
“After two years, COVID finally caught up with me,” he said. “Saturday morning, I woke up with a cough, so I took a home COVID test. The result was negative, but I chose to stay home for the day. Sunday morning, the cough persisted, so I took another COVID test.”
His symptoms are mild, much like an average cold, said Duggan, adding that his wife has tested negative for the virus.
Duggan has been a proponent of vaccinations for the coronavirus and said he also received a booster shot.
“I’ll be working full-time from home on Zoom until the doctors clear me to return to in-person meetings,” he said.
Detroit’s Health Department has reported more than 124,200 confirmed virus cases and more than 3,300 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
More than 2 million cases and over 32,800 deaths have been reported across Michigan, according to state health officials.
Read his full statement below:
“After two years, Covid finally caught up with me. Saturday morning, I woke up with a cough, so I took a home Covid test. The result was negative, but I chose to stay home for the day. Sunday morning, the cough persisted, so I took another Covid test. This one came back positive.
I’m really glad I got the booster shot. The symptoms I have are mild – much like an average cold. Fortunately, my wife Sonia has tested negative.
I’ll be working full-time from home on zoom until the doctors clear me to return to in-person meetings.
If you haven’t gotten your booster, I encourage you to do that. When you get that positive Covid result, it’s a great relief to know you’re likely protected from serious symptoms.”
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