Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that she tested positive for coronavirus: “It leaves me for a loss of words because I think it really speaks to how contagious this virus is and we’ve taken all the precautions that you can possibly take.”
The mayor has been a very visible presence in recent weeks, most recently on Sunday, holding a news conference following a violent weekend in Atlanta.
Mayor Bottoms was previously critical of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to reopen the state’s economy in late April after restrictions had been put in place to try and stop the spread of the virus.
Georgia is among many states who are facing a surge in coronavirus cases. As of Monday, there have been over 97,000 reported cases and over 2,800 deaths according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.