Judge Lina Hidalgo tests positive for COVID-19, her office says

HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has tested positive for COVID-19, her office announced Sunday.

“I tested negative for COVID yesterday & chalked up the tiredness to long work hours,” Hidalgo said in a tweet. “As an extra precaution, I retested today.”

Hidalgo said she is currently isolated following her diagnosis.

The judge said that although she feels the usual symptoms, she is glad that her tastebuds “are intact!”

The Office of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo released the following statement:

“Judge Lina Hidalgo tested positive for COVID Sunday, June 26. After initially testing negative the day prior, Judge Hidalgo took the extra precaution to test again Sunday and received a positive result. The judge, who is vaccinated and boosted, is experiencing mild symptoms and self-isolating.

For residents 6 months and older, Harris County Public Health continues to offer free COVID vaccines. For those eligible, boosters are also available. To learn more, visit ReadyHarris.com.”

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