RICHMOND, Va. (AP) \u2014 The mayor of Richmond, Virginia, has announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.\r\n\r\nMayor Levar M. Stoney said in a statement that he was informed of his positive test result on Wednesday morning.\r\n\r\nThe mayor said he began to experience mild symptoms on Monday. He is isolating at home. And the people he has been in contact with are quarantining and taking other precautions. He said the pandemic is far from over and must be taken seriously.\r\n\r\n"Since the coronavirus first started to spread in our region roughly a year ago, over 12,000 residents in our city have been infected with COVID-19. Today, I count myself as one of them," the mayor said. "While I do not feel 100 percent, I am thankful that my symptoms are currently manageable and will continue to work from my home to ensure the continuity of city government."\r\n\r\nThe mayor's annual State of the City address has been moved from this Thursday to February 11. It will be a virtual address.\r\n\r\n"I look forward to sharing with all of you my vision for moving the city boldly forward in the coming year, and beyond," the mayor said.