A U.S. Governor has tested positive for coronavirus for the first time.
Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has COVID-19 and is reportedly isolating at home.
"I feel fine, I felt a little bit achy yesterday, I didn't have a fever...just a little achy" said Stitt.
The first-term Governor has backed one of the country's most aggressive reopening plans and has resisted statewide calls for a facemask mandate.
Oklahoma reported 1,075 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to more than 22,000. Health officials also confirmed four additional COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the statewide death toll to 432.
“We respect people’s rights to not wear a mask," Stitt said during a virtual news conference. “You just open up a big can of worms."
“A lot of businesses are requiring it, and that’s fine. I’m just hesitant to mandate something that I think is problematic to enforce," Stitt said.
Oklahoma has seen a dramatic increase in coronavirus cases.
Stitt said his wife and children were also tested Tuesday and that none of them have tested positive.