the coronavirus crisis
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Tuesday, per The Post and Courier.
The diagnosis comes just a few days after his wife, Peggy McMaster, received positive results on a routine coronavirus test. She remains asymptomatic, while McMaster reportedly has mild symptoms, including fatigue and a cough, though the Post and Courier notes the 73-year-old governor — whose age puts him in a high-risk category — is receiving an antibody therapy at a medical facility in an outpatient setting.
Because of his wife's positive test, McMaster had already been quarantining at home since last week. His office said it's unclear where the couple contracted the virus. Read more at The Post and Courier.