Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says he has COVID-19 and is resting at home with mild symptoms.

Posted: Dec 17, 2020 8:41 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says he has COVID-19 and is resting at home with mild symptoms. He's Louisiana’s fourth statewide elected official to test positive for the coronavirus disease since the pandemic began. Nungesser confirmed in a Wednesday night Twitter post that he tested positive for COVID-19. The Republican in his second term as lieutenant governor told The News-Star that his mild symptoms include a fever, but no breathing problems. The lieutenant governor joins three other Republican statewide elected officials in Louisiana who have previously had COVID-19 and have since recovered: U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, Attorney General Jeff Landry and Treasurer John Schroder.

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