Fort Bend County Judge KP George says he has COVID-19

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FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – Fort Bend County Judge KP George said Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement George said he took a COVID-19 test as a precaution after his daughter began exhibiting symptoms. George, who is fully vaccinated, tested positive for the virus.

George said he isn’t experiencing any symptoms and is self-isolating at home.

News of George’s positive test came hours after he raised Fort Bend County’s COVID-19 threat level from yellow to orange, citing a surge in COVID cases and the increasing presence of the omicron variant in the county.

Read George’s statement in its entirety below.

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