U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first U.S. lawmaker to contract COVID-19.
In a statement on Twitter, the Florida Republican said he experienced symptoms including a fever and headache Saturday.
“I want everyone to know that I am feeling much better,” the 58-year-old said.
Hours later, Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams of Utah, 45, said he also had tested positive Wednesday after experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms” Saturday evening.
“My symptoms got worse and I developed a fever, a dry cough and labored breathing and I remained in self-quarantine,” he