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Tempe Mayor-elect Corey Woods tests positive for COVID-19

Jul 1, 2020, 12:00 PM | Updated: 8:10 pm
(Facebook Photo/Corey Woods for Tempe Mayor)...
(Facebook Photo/Corey Woods for Tempe Mayor)
(Facebook Photo/Corey Woods for Tempe Mayor)

PHOENIX – Days before he is scheduled to be sworn into office, Tempe Mayor-elect Corey Woods announced he tested positive for coronavirus but is recovering at home.

Woods said Tuesday in a Facebook post that he woke up Friday with a slight fever. He self-quarantined until he was tested Monday and got the results the next day.

“I was fortunate to only have mild symptoms, but that has certainly not been the case for everyone,” Wood wrote.

He has been well enough to work this week.

Woods cited the surge in Arizona coronavirus cases as one of the reasons he took the test.

State health officials reported single-day records 4,878 coronavirus cases and 88 deaths Wednesday.

“We all need to be extremely careful,” Woods said in the post.

Woods and councilmembers Doreen Garlid, Joel Navarro, Randy Keating will take the oath of office at 6 p.m. Thursday in a virtual ceremony.

The four were elected to four-year terms in March.

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Tempe Mayor-elect Corey Woods tests positive for COVID-19