Coronavirus: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for COVID-19
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday, July 6, 2020,via Twitter that she has tested positive for COVID-19. (WSBTV.com News Staff)

ATLANTA — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she has tested positive for COVID-19, WSBTV.com reported.

The mayor said in a tweet that she has shown no symptoms. No other information has been provided at this time.

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The state of Georgia has reported 97,064 cases and 2,878 deaths as of 3 p.m. Monday, representing an increase of 1,548 new cases and 18 deaths since Sunday, the TV station reported.

Bottoms has stressed throughout the pandemic the importance of getting tested and wearing masks.

The city of Atlanta has not made it mandatory to wear a mask in public, but Bottoms strongly encourages it.

Please check back for updates to this developing story.