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Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf exams optimistic for Covid and in isolation at residence

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks on stage during the Pennsylvania Conference for Women at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on November 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said Wednesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus and was isolated in his home.

In a statement from his office, the 72-year-old Wolf said he felt "good" and had not seen any symptoms of the virus since testing positive the day before.

The Democratic governor's wife, First Lady Frances Wolf, is quarantined at his home as they await the results of their own Covid test, the statement said.

"I continue to serve the Commonwealth and perform all of my duties remotely as many do during the pandemic," Wolf said in the statement.

"As this virus rages, my positive test is a reminder that no one is immune to COVID, that following all the precautions as I have is not a guarantee," Wolf said, "but it is what we know to stop that. " The disease is spreading and therefore I ask all Pennsylvanians to wear a mask, stay at home as much as possible, socially distance themselves from those who are not in your household, and most importantly, take care of each other and stay safe. "

Pennsylvania recorded more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday and is currently treating 5,561 patients who have been hospitalized with the virus.

In total, more than 287,000 people have died of Covid-19 in the US during the pandemic, and more than 15 million cases have been reported, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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