South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has COVID-19, his office announced Tuesday.
McMaster, 73, is quarantining after “experiencing mild symptoms with a cough and slight fatigue,” his office said.
The Republican’s diagnosis comes after having close contact with someone infected with the virus.
His wife, 73, Peggy, tested positive Thursday and remains asymptomatic, according to McMaster’s office.
The McMasters will each isolate for 10 days and “remain in good spirits,” his office said.
“Peggy and I urge everyone to be extra careful during the Christmas holiday season,” Gov. McMaster said in a statement. “This virus spreads very easily.
Based on his doctor’s recommendation, he will undergo a monoclonal antibody treatment, which is “a preventive measure for those with mild to moderate symptoms.”
President Trump also received an antibody treatment when he had the bug.
The McMasters attended a Christmas party at the White House last Monday, and both tested negative leading up to the event, the The Post and Courier reported.
After the event, the couple took a “precautionary, routine test” where the First Lady’s results came out positive, and McMaster’s negative.