RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from his office.
According to a statement from his office, Cooper is experiencing mild symptoms and is taking Paxlovid, an oral antiviral pill to treat COVID-19. The antiviral pill was used by Vice President Kamala Harris during her bout with the virus. It earned approval from the FDA in December 2021 as a treatment option.
“I’m feeling fine. Thanks to vaccinations and boosters, my symptoms are very mild,” said Cooper. “I’m eager to get to work this week and I’m already doing it from home through phone calls and video conferencing.”
Gov. Cooper was vaccinated against the virus and has received two additional booster shots, his office said. He attended a North Carolina Democratic Party “unity” dinner alongside U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley and many other Democratic elected officials this past Saturday night.