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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum tests positive for COVID-19

The governor plans to isolate through Thursday.

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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. Forum file photo

BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has announced Saturday, Feb. 5, that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Burgum is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and received a booster shot, according to a release from his spokesman Mike Nowatzki. The governor plans to isolate through Thursday.

“After testing negative on Friday following an exposure notification, I experienced cold and flu-like symptoms this morning and tested positive for COVID-19 this afternoon,” Burgum said in the release. “I am isolating and consulting with my physician.”

Kaity Young is a news editor at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. She joined the company in 2018 and enjoys learning about her community and the region through editing news stories.
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