Congressional Members Testing Positive for COVID

Illinois Representative Rodney Davis is latest to report as infected.

On the 1st of August, at least 14 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate had tested positive for or are presumed to have had COVID-19, the most since the coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year.

Representative Raul Grijalva of Arizona went into self-isolation on Saturday after testing positive, although he says he feels fine. Then Wednesday, Illinois Representative Rodney Davis said he tested positive, after running a fever. Last week, Texas Representative Louie Gohmert tested positive in a prescreening at the White House, but he has shown no symptoms. Representative Morgan Griffith of Virginia said in mid-July that he had tested positive, although was asymptomatic.

Representative Tom Rice of South Carolina said in mid-June that he, his wife and son had all tested positive but all were “on the mend.” Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia and his wife had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies in mid-May, as did Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, who said he experienced a low-grade fever and mild flu-like symptoms.

Others from April and March include Representative Neal Dunn of Florida, Representative Joe Cunningham of South Carolina,  Representative Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, Representative Mario Diaz-Ballart of Florida, Representative Ben McAdams of Utah, Representative Nydia Velazquez of New York, and Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts.

Davis, the latest to report, said, “If you’re out in public, use social distancing, and when you can’t social distance, please wear a mask. All of us must do our part. That’s what it will take to get through this pandemic.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress who may still be in self-isolation or quarantine for having tested positive for the virus.
  • That members would not suffer acutely from the disease, but would, if symptoms develop, experience a quick and full recovery.
  • For healing and recovering for all Americans.

Sources: MSN, Reuters


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