Despite wearing a face mask, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced she has tested positive for COVID-19.
The mayor is pictured comforting Tomika Miller, the wife of Rayshard Brooks who was killed by police last month.
Bottoms tweeted her positive test result on Monday evening. "COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive."
COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) July 6, 2020
She told reporters she didn't know how she contracted the virus. Mayor Bottoms has repeatedly urged Atlantans to wear face masks in public. She diligently wears a face mask and maintains social distancing.
It isn't clear if Mayor Bottoms will self-quarantine for 14 days.
She is among the 99 percentile of people with COVID-19 who show no symptoms or mild symptoms.
COVID-19 cases are up 134% nationwide but fatalities are down 34%.