Nov. 17 (UPI) — As COVID-19 continues to unfold all through the nation, no less than two members of the U.S. Home of Representatives introduced up to now 24 hours that they’ve examined optimistic for COVID-19 whereas a 3rd was confirmed to be in quarantine after coming into shut contact with a case.
Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois and Republican Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan introduced individually Monday that they examined optimistic for the lethal and infectious coronavirus whereas Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin mentioned he has been in quarantine for nearly every week after discovering his 91-year-old mom had been contaminated with COVID-19.
Bustos mentioned she is experiencing gentle signs however feels effectively and shall be working remotely from her Illinois dwelling till cleared by a doctor. All these she had been in touch with have been notified, she added.
Walberg in an announcement mentioned he obtained the optimistic take a look at outcome on Sunday and that he was affected by gentle signs.
“I stay in good spirits,” he mentioned, including that he hasn’t attended a public occasion in additional than every week and people he had been in touch with have been being notified.
He’ll proceed to work remotely from dwelling till he totally recovers, he mentioned.
Pocan mentioned he has been in quarantine since Tuesday, a day after he transported his mom two hours to her nursing dwelling on Nov. 9.
Pocan went into quarantine the day he discovered a take a look at his mom had taken days earlier had returned optimistic, he mentioned.
He added he wore a masks throughout the whole journey together with his mom and a take a look at he took on Friday has returned detrimental.
“I urge everybody to remain at dwelling when potential and put on a masks every time they’re in touch with others,” Pocan mentioned in an announcement. “Solely collectively can we cease the unfold of this lethal pandemic.”
The bulletins got here amid surging instances all through america with well being officers reporting greater than 100,000 new instances for the 13th straight day on Monday, in response to knowledge from Johns Hopkins College.
With greater than 11 million infections, america is the sickest nation to the pandemic.
Late final week, Alaskan Rep. Don Younger, the longest-serving Republican in congressional historical past and the oldest member in both chamber, mentioned he had additionally examined optimistic for the virus.