Mississippi LT. Gov Delbert Hosemann tests positive for COVID; Governor Reeves tests negative

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By LEAH WILLINGHAM
Associated Press/ Report for America

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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The announcement about 73-year-old Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann came Tuesday, hours after Gov. Tate Reeves said his own test for coronavirus came back negative.

Another top leader in the Mississippi Legislature, House Speaker Philip Gunn, said Sunday that he had tested positive test for COVID-19.

Reeves said Monday that a “large number” of legislators have tested positive for the virus, but he didn’t name them.

The state Health Department hasn’t released more information. The department conducted free drive-through COVID-19 testing Monday for legislators and others who work in the state Capitol.