The employee who tested positive on Friday morning works for the attorney general.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said he and his staff are being tested for the coronavirus after a staffer in the capitol building tested positive.

Justice said Friday he was tested minutes before a noon press conference where he announced a record high of new cases.

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The state reported 540 confirmed coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours.

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The employee who tested positive on Friday morning works for the attorney general, according to a spokesperson.

At the press conference, Justice chastised residents for not lining up to get tested as the state sets up new free sites.

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