WV Gov. Jim Justice feeling “much better” after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDVM) — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is continuing to experience mild symptoms but is feeling “much better” on Thursday, after confirming a second positive COVID-19 PCR test Tuesday night.

He has received monoclonal antibody treatment, which the governor’s office states have begun mitigating his symptoms.

“Thankfully, I am feeling much better today,” Gov. Justice said. “I desperately want to get out of this house and back to serving our state. I am not one to lay around.”

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First Lady Cathy Justice was still negative as of Wednesday, Jan. 12. While office staff also all tested negative also on Wednesday. 

“I deeply appreciate everyone’s prayers and well-wishes for my family and I this week. They mean more to Cathy and I than words can convey, and we will never forget them,” said Gov. Justice.

“Without question, the fact that I chose to get vaccinated and boosted saved my life, that’s all there is to it. So, now more than ever, I strongly encourage all West Virginians to protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated.”

Gov. Jim Justice

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