RACINE, Wis. -- Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave is "slowly improving" after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement he released Friday afternoon.
Delagrave said it's not clear how or where he contracted the virus. He expects to make a full recovery.
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“Like over 1,800 residents across Racine County and more than 1.8 million people in the United States, I tested positive for COVID-19," Delagrave said in his statement. "After experiencing symptoms and getting tested at a drive-thru community clinic, I am slowly improving and will continue to work remotely and in isolation until I am fully recovered. Staff and others with whom I came into contact were informed and are also working remotely under quarantine as they undergo testing and self-monitor for symptoms."
Delagrave said his experience proves that the coronavirus will influence events in southeast Wisconsin for quite a while.
"My case – and the continued increase in confirmed cases – makes clear that COVID-19 will impact our community for some time to come. While I expect to make a full recovery, many people are not as fortunate. It’s imperative that we take all necessary precautions – including maintaining social distancing, wearing facemasks, and practicing good hygiene – to protect ourselves and each other," Delagrave said.