THE CORONAVIRUS IN GREATER HOUSTON

Fort Bend County Judge KP George tests positive for COVID-19

The judge got tested after his daughter began showing symptoms related to COVID-19.

Fort Bend County Judge KP George raised the county’s threat level to “orange” on August 3, 2021.

Fort Bend County Judge KP George has tested positive for COVID-19, the judge announced Wednesday evening.

In a statement, George said his daughter began showing symptoms related to COVID-19 after returning home for the holidays, prompting the judge to get tested.

“I am fully vaccinated and have not experienced or shown and COVID-related symptoms,” he said. “Currently, I am in isolation at home for the recommended time as indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

George added that he was “in good health and spirits,” which he attributed to the fact that he was fully vaccinated and had received his booster.

“I encourage our Fort Bend County residents who are eligible to get vaccinated, and for those who meet the requirements to take the booster because it is absolutely our best defense against this virus,” he said.

The news comes as cases continue to increase across the region due to the rapid spread of the omicron variant. Among those recent cases is Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who tested positive for the virus nearly a week ago.

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