Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann has tested positive for Covid-19, his staff said, CNN affiliate WAPT reported Tuesday.
Staff members in Hosemann’s office said Hosemann told state Senate members he is positive for the virus, according to WAPT.
On Sunday, Mississippi’s House Speaker Philip Gunn said via Facebook that he also tested positive for Covid-19 after coming in contact a few days ago with a House member who had tested positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, Gov. Tate Reeves announced earlier on Tuesday that he and his daughters tested negative for the virus, tweeting they had “limited contact with the people who were diagnosed.”
The governor’s press office declined to comment when asked if Hosemann tested positive and CNN also reached out to his office but has not heard back.