Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson tests positive for COVID

Wilson says he’s been vaccinated and received a booster shot.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, said he tested positive for COVID on Friday morning.

House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, says he tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday morning after starting to feel symptoms late Thursday night.

A spokesperson for the Utah House of Representatives says he is resting comfortably at home. Wilson says he’s only feeling “mild, cold-like symptoms” in a text message to The Salt Lake Tribune.

Wilson has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and received a booster.

Wilson was a featured speaker at the One Utah Summit event on Tuesday morning. The Utah Legislature will hold monthly interim meetings next week.

Gov. Spencer Cox tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday morning. He urged all Utahns to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

COVID-19 case counts in Utah are rising according to state officials, with more than 3,000 people testing positive for two consecutive weeks.

Breakthrough infections have become more common recently among those who have been vaccinated. The number of deaths among the vaccinated in America is rising, too. A recent analysis found that 40% of all COVID-related deaths were vaccinated people, up from 18.9% in August 2021. Most of the vaccinated who died had not received a booster shot.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone age 5 or older get vaccinated against COVID-19.