Nungesser Tests Positive For COVID-19
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says he has COVID-19 and is resting at home with mild symptoms. He's Louisiana's fourth statewide elected official to test positive for the coronavirus disease since the pandemic began.
Nungesser confirmed in a Wednesday night Twitter post that he tested positive for COVID-19. The Republican in his second term as lieutenant governor said that his mild symptoms include a fever, but no breathing problems.
The lieutenant governor joins three other Republican statewide elected officials in Louisiana who have previously had COVID-19 and have since recovered: U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, Attorney General Jeff Landry and Treasurer John Schroder.