Church spokesman Eric Hawkins released the following statement on January 8, 2021:
Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife experienced mild cases of COVID-19 during the holiday break. They were both at home, away from other Church leaders, and were able to completely recover before returning to full activity.
Elder Soares is the third Latter-day Saint Apostles to be diagnosed with COVID-19. Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife were diagnosed in October 2020 and Elder Dale G. Renlund and his wife were diagnosed in December 2020.
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