Mike Parson
Mike Parson

Gov. Parson: Both he and wife have recovered from COVID-19

Governor Parson says both he and his wife have recovered from COVID-19. The governor said Wednesday neither he nor the First Lady, Teresa Parson, are experiencing symptoms now.

“Teresa and I are so grateful that we are two of over 100,000-plus Missourians who have recovered, and we are thankful to everyone for their thoughts and their prayers,” said Parson.

The First Lady was experiencing mild symptoms last week. Both she and the governor will continue to isolate through Monday,

Parson said this week the annual fall festival event at his mansion won’t happen on Saturday. They plan to combine it with their Halloween event on October 31.

Parson added the state is ramping up its ability to test for the coronavirus quickly. He said the feds will send 120,000 Abbott rapid tests by the end of the week. Saliva-based testing machines are going to different parts of the state, including mid-Missouri.

(This story was last updated at 6:24 a.m. Thursday.)

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