WATCH: Utah Dem McAdams the Second in Congress to Test Positive for Coronavirus

Utah Democrat Ben McAdams is the 2nd member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus. Appearing on “Today,” McAdams described it as feeling like “The Worst Cold I’ve Ever Had.”

Florida Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL) tested positive earlier Wednesday.

While in isolation at home, McAdams released this statement:

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 home.

I have been conducting all meetings by telephone. My symptoms got worse and I developed a fever, a dry cough and labored breathing and I remained self-quarantined. On Tuesday, my doctor instructed me to get tested for COVID-19 and following his referral,

I went to the local testing clinic for the test. Today I learned that I tested positive. I am still working for Utahns and pursuing efforts to get Utahns the resources they need as I continue doing my job from home until I know it is safe to end my self-quarantine. I’m doing my part as all Americans are doing to contain the spread of the virus and mitigate the coronavirus outbreak.

I urge Utahns to take this seriously and follow the health recommendations we’re getting from the CDC and other health experts so that we can recover from this public health threat.


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