Illinois AG tests positive for coronavirus

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced Tuesday that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

The State Journal-Register of Springfield reported that Raoul made the announcement in a news release.

“After experiencing minor symptoms over the weekend, I consulted with my health care provider using telehealth services. Upon the advice of my doctor, I was tested yesterday and informed today that I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Raoul said.

The news release didn’t say where he may have contracted the virus, according to the newspaper.

Raoul said in the release that his symptoms were mild and he was working from home. He has been self-isolating.

“Although the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois is decreasing, I urge people to follow guidance from public health officials by staying at least six feet away from others, wearing a face mask when around others, and washing your hands often,” Raoul said, according to the Register-Journal. “I am fortunate to be otherwise healthy and am following recommendations to protect those around me.”



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