Utah lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19

Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson has tested positive for COVID-19, her office announced Sunday. The test result comes days after a string of state lawmakers also tested positive for the virus.

Henderson's scheduled public events have been canceled as a result of the test results. She had previously been hospitalized due to complications related to COVID-19 in August 2020 and to be placed on supplemental oxygen in October in the same year.

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Henderson's spokeswoman said the lieutenant governor is "doing well under the circumstances and looks forward to getting back to work as soon as possible."

Gov. Spencer Cox's spokeswoman also issued a statement Sunday night: "Gov. Cox is fully vaccinated and boosted, has tested negative for COVID-19 and has no symptoms. According to the latest CDC guidance, there is no need for him to quarantine or isolate."