Outgoing Texas House speaker tests positive for coronavirus
December 27, 2020
DALLAS (AP) — Dennis Bonnen, the outgoing speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, said Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, as coronavirus hospitalizations in the state hovered just below their summer peak.
Bonnen, 48, wrote on Facebook that he was diagnosed with the disease this weekend after his wife tested positive last week. The Republican said his symptoms have so far been mild and that his family is quarantined.
The speaker announced his illness on a day when state health officials said there were 10,886 people hospitalized in Texas with confirmed cases of COVID-...