HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Gov. Ned Lamont says he is feeling some symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19.
Lamont tweeted Thursday afternoon that he tested positive for the coronavirus earlier in the day. The infection was confirmed with a second rapid self-test and a positive PCR test, spokesperson Max Reiss said.
On Friday, he did not rule out the possibility of taking treatments for his case of COVID-19, acknowledging he was exhibiting some symptoms.
“I had really no symptoms yesterday,” the Democrat told reporters during a virtual news conference from the governor’s residence in Hartford. “Today, maybe you can hear it in my voice and some other things. I may take a look at those treatments, yes.”
Lamont, who sounded hoarse during the news conference, said he felt “pretty good” in general.
He is double boosted.
“I feel much more confident with that extra booster, and I hope each and every one of you continues to do the right thing.”
Lamont said he will isolate himself and continue to work from home.
The governor was at a mobile vaccine clinic in Hartford Wednesday. The event was outside and he did not wear a mask. His health commissioner did as did several of the guests.
This is the first time Lamont has contracted COVID-19.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.