AG Ferguson tests positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced in a tweet Thursday evening that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“This evening, I received word that I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been isolating at home since I began experiencing symptoms on Sunday. My family and I will continue to isolate per public health guidelines.

“While the timing is unfortunate, and I’m disappointed to miss Christmas with family, I’m grateful to be vaccinated and managing my symptoms at home. I’m beginning to feel better and look forward to getting my booster shot.”

Just this week, the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation predicted 3 billion new infections of the omicron variant worldwide over the next two months.

Researchers also expect to see peak transmission around mid-January with over 35 million global infections a day.

Find IHME’s updated COVID-19 models here: https://www.healthdata.org/.