Governor Henry McMaster of South Carolina and his wife, Peggy, has been tested positive for the coronavirus.
The South Carolina Gov. tested positive for Covid-19 Monday evening during routine testing due to coming into close contact with the COVID-19 virus.
The governor has been in isolation after the first lady was tested positive for the virus on Friday. The first lady remains asymptomatic, according to the governor’s office, while the governor experiences mild symptoms of a cough and slight fatigue.
The McMasters will be quarantined at their home for the next 10 days and the governor will continue operating from home, his office said.
“Peggy and I urge everyone to be extra careful during the Christmas holiday season,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “This virus spreads very easily.”
According to a press release, a DHEC physician said there is no way to know when or how they acquired the virus.
McMaster will undergo Monoclonal Antibody therapy beginning Tuesday, based on recommendations from his physician.