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Video: Gov. Northam Says He Lost His Sense of Smell Over the Weekend, But Otherwise Is “Doing Well and Staying in Good Spirits”

Northam also says he's "really excited about voting in Virginia," that "over 650,000 Virginians have either voted in person or mailed in their absentee ballot."

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Gov. Ralph Northam provides us with another update on his own health, as well as on the Virginia budget, voting, etc. According to Gov. Northam, he developed some “mild” symptoms over the weekend, “lost my sense of smell but otherwise we’re doing well and staying in good spirits.” Northam adds that he’s continuing to work with House and Senate leadership on COVID-19 response, criminal justice reform and the budget. He said he’s “really excited about voting in Virginia,” that “over 650,000 Virginians have either voted in person or mailed in their absentee ballot.” Also, he said COVID-19 numbers “continue to do well,” with the “positivity rate” below 5%, “which is really good, but we want to continue to be vigilant and cautious as we move forward.” Finally, he said he knows “this is a very stressful time,” encourages everyone to “take care of yourselves, take care of your family, your loved ones and your friends, we’re going to get through this together.”