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Local Officials Offer Encouragement To President Trump And First Lady Following Positive COVID Tests

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Early on Friday morning it was learned that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19.

As the morning continued, local officials offered words of encouragement and caution to Mr. Trump.

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald took the news as an opportunity to remind people that the virus does not have a political persuasion.

WATCH: Local leaders wish the Trumps speedy recoveries

"I certainly want to pass along my best wishes to the President and the First Lady for a speedy recovery," Fitzgerald told KDKA's Lindsay Ward. "The news is a sobering reminder that this virus knows no boundaries and none of us are immune from contracting it. We should all learn from the White House experience that wearing masks and physical distancing are critical to prevent the spread of this deadly virus."

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman and his wife Gisele offered their thoughts via Fetterman's Twitter account, wishing for a full recovery.

Fetterman also called for decency.

Joining Fetterman was Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale offered the First Family a speedy recovery.

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing the following statement regarding the news that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19:

"COVID-19 is a serious illness that has impacted millions of American families. I wish President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump a speedy recovery following their positive test. I will keep them in my prayers."

At the beginning of an unrelated news conference on Friday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf offered the following wishes:

"I just want to wish the President and First Lady the best of health. As i think you all know, they both tested positive for COVID-19. I just wish them both a speedy recovery. This can't be easy."

Later in the day, Governor Wolf wished a speedy recovery to President Trump and the First Lady as well.

President Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19 after one of his closest advisors, Hope Hicks, had begun displaying symptoms and tested positive for the virus.

For more details on President Trump and the White House's response to the positive test, head to CBS News.

KDKA's Lindsay Ward will have more on this story on Your Day Pittsburgh and KDKA Morning News.

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