HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick, has tested positive for COVID-19.

On January 3 his campaign released the following statement:

“Governor Patrick experienced mild symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 last week. He has subsequently tested negative and is completing his quarantine period.”

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Workers for Patrick said his symptoms were ‘mild’ and that no one else in his household was infected.

“He continues working from home and will return to a public schedule by the end of the week,” said Patrick’s senior advisor Allen Blakemore.

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In November 2021, Patrick was among the Republican lawmakers pushing for a fourth Special Session in Austin to pass laws banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

CBSDFW.com Staff