Nov. 20 (UPI) — Florida Sen. Rick Scott mentioned Friday he has examined constructive for COVID-19 and is in quarantine at his dwelling within the southwestern a part of the state.

Scott mentioned he is been self-isolating since final weekend after studying he’d are available in contact with an individual who additionally examined constructive. Preliminary exams for Scott after the invention had been unfavourable.

“After a number of unfavourable exams, I realized I used to be constructive for COVID-19,” Scott tweeted. “I am feeling good and experiencing very gentle signs. I will be working from dwelling till it is protected for me to return to [Washington, D.C.]

“I remind everybody to watch out and do the correct issues to guard yourselves and others.”

Scott, who’s quarantining at his Naples dwelling, is the newest of many Republican politicians to check constructive for the coronavirus illness because the summer time. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley additionally examined constructive this week.

Among the different GOP leaders who’ve picked up the virus embody President Donald Trump, first girl Melania Trump, their son Barron Trump, White Home chief of workers Mark Meadows, social gathering Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, aide Hope Hicks, marketing campaign supervisor Invoice Stepien, former adviser Kellyanne Conway, and Sens. Mike Lee, Ron Johnson and Thom Tillis.

After revealing his check, Scott requested People to take correct precautions to restrict the unfold.

“Put on a masks. Socially distance. Quarantine should you are available in contact with somebody constructive like I did,” Scott tweeted. “We are going to beat this collectively, however all of us should be accountable.

“I wish to thank all of the unbelievable well being care employees who’re working across the clock to take care of sufferers.”

Scott was governor of Florida between 2011 and 2019.