Gov. Kate Brown tests positive for COVID-19

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tweeted Saturday that she tested positive for COVID-19.

Brown said her and her husband, Dan Little, had just returned from Vietnam when they got the positive test results. She said they were recovering at home.

Brown was overseas for the Vietnam-United States Trade Forum.

This comes as a wave of infections is expected to arrive this fall. Oregon officials warn that the combined effects of COVID-19, the flu and RSV – or Respiratory Syncytial Virus – could strain hospitals in the coming months. As people gather and travel for the holidays, it could be a difficult fall and winter to come.

Brown also declared a state of emergency Monday in an effort to aid hospitals as the state faces an increase of viral infections among infants and children.

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