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Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley has revealed that she has that she is being tested for COVID-19, according to a statement released by her office.
“After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Congresswoman Pressley sought professional medical treatment out of an abundance of caution. She has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting test results,” Pressley spokesperson Lina Francis said in a statement.
Pressley is not the only member of congress this week to possibly have contracted the virus. U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton issued a statement, stating that he would be placing himself in self-quarantine after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
“On Thursday, I began feeling unwell with a low-grade fever and a concerning tightness in my chest, to a degree I’ve never felt before, that lasted several days. I have also had a sore throat, though no serious cough, along with body aches and unusual fatigue,” Moulton wrote. “My wife, Liz, has had similar symptoms.”
Also, U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, former national campaign co-chair for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, is also at home in quarantine awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.
So far, three members of congress have tested positive for COVID-19—Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Reps. Ben McAdams, a Democrat from Utah and Mario Diaz-Balart, a Republican from Florida, have each tested positive for the disease.
Close to 500,000 people have been infected by the disease worldwide, with almost 200,000 of those recovering from the sickness, according to a virus tracker created by Johns Hopkins University.
We pray that Pressley feels better soon.