West Virginia Gov. Justice says 'extremely unwell' from COVID, cancels annual state address

The 70-year-old governor tested positive Tuesday night

Updated: January 13, 2022 - 8:39am

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he is feeling "extremely unwell" as a result of a COVID-19 infection and that as a result had to cancel his annual state of the state address Wednesday.

The Republican governor tested positive Tuesday night. 

News updates from the governor’s office Tuesday and Wednesday say Justice is experiencing "moderate symptoms."

However, the governor, who says he is fully vaccinated and has received a booster shot, said Wednesday he's struggling with the illnesses.

"I feel extremely unwell at this point, and I have no choice but to postpone my State of the State address to the Legislature," the 70-year-old governor said in the Wednesday update. 

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