Oklahoma’s governor Kevin Stitt said he was diagnosed with coronavirus on Wednesday, becoming one of the highest elected U.S. politicians to test positive for the disease.
The disclosure of his virus status comes as the U.S. broke the world record for the most single day cases, for the fifth day in a row.
Over 65,000 cases were reported across the country on Wednesday, along with 1,413 deaths, taking the death toll to 138,000.
Worldometers.info reported that the cases on Wednesday reached a world record 70,914.
It also estimated a death toll of 140,105.
Kevin Stitt disclosure also coincided with the explosion in coronavirus infections in his state and neighbouring Texas, for a second straight day.
In a video conference call with reporters stitt said “I got tested yesterday for COVID-19, and the results came back positive,”
“I feel fine, really, I mean you might say I’m asymptomatic or just slightly kind of a little bit achy.”