West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced at a Monday event that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Morrisey said he is being treated at home.
The attorney general is one of the 57,060 positive cases statewide.
According to the state Department of Health and Human Resources, there are 6,478 COVID cases in Kanawha County — where Morrisey’s office is — and 3,738 in Monongalia County.
As of Tuesday, there have been 870 deaths across the state.
Monday evening, Morrisey issued a statement regarding his diagnosis.
“Fellow West Virginians, last week I was diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia. I am currently quarantining at home, where I am receiving breathing and medical treatments.
“I am feeling better today, and as such I am busy working from home. Make no mistake about it, this can be a nasty virus, especially for those who are elderly or may be immunocompromised.”
He concluded by saying he hoped to be back in his office soon.
The Dominion Post reached out to the AG’s office Tuesday, but did not receive a response in time of this report.