By CBSDFW.com Staff

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott reported Saturday, August 21 that he is now testing negative for COVID-19.

The announcement comes 4 days after the governor’s first positive result.

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“I am now testing negative for Covid. I am told that my infection was brief & mild because of the vaccination I received,” tweeted Abbott. “I will continue to quarantine as recommended by doctors. And, I will keep working on issues affecting Texas.”

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Gov. Abbott joined the ranks of governors receiving the COVID-19 vaccine back on Dec. 22, 2020, in hopes of assuring the public that the inoculations are safe.

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CBSDFW.com Staff