A second Congressman tested positive for Coronavirus on Wednesday.
Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT) announced Wednesday he tested positive for Coronavirus.
“On Saturday evening, after returning from Washington, D.C., I developed mild cold-like symptoms. In consultation with my doctor on Sunday, I immediately isolated myself in my house. I have been conducting all meetings by telephone,” McAdams said in a statement.
“My symptoms got worse and I developed a fever, a dry cough and labored breathing and I remained self-quarantined.”
He continued, “Today I learned that I tested positive [for COVID-19].”
Please read my statement on contracting #COVID19. I have self-quarantined since first having symptoms and consulted with my doctor. #utpol pic.twitter.com/upx4NcTvF8
— Ben McAdams UT (@BenMcAdamsUT) March 19, 2020
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, 58, was the first member of the House or Senate to test positive for the Coronavirus.
“On Saturday evening, Congressman Diaz-Balart developed symptoms, including a fever and a headache. Just a short while ago, he was notified that he has tested positive for COVID-19,” the Congressman said in a statement.
Members from both chambers have self-quarantined after potential exposure to others with the virus, Fox News reporter Chad Pergram said on Wednesday evening.