North Dakota governor tests positive for COVID-19

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum speaks at the State Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., on April 10, 2020.
Mike McCleary | Bismarck Tribune via AP

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the governor’s office released on Saturday.

“After testing negative on Friday following an exposure notification, I experienced cold and flu-like symptoms this morning and tested positive for COVID-19 this afternoon,” Burgum said. “I am isolating and consulting with my physician.”

Burgum is fully vaccinated and has received his booster shot. He is isolating until Thursday, according to his office. 

According to North Dakota’s latest weekly report, coronavirus cases in the state have been steadily dropping following a peak last month. 

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz tested positive for COVID-19 in late December, but has since recovered. 

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