U.S. Representative Joe Cunningham, a Democrat from South Carolina, announced Friday that he has tested positive for coronavirus. 

In a statement, Cunningham said he self-quarantined on March 19 after he learned that he had been in contact with a member of Congress who had since tested positive for COVID-19.

Cunningham said he got tested Thursday following his doctor’s advice after the loss of ability to taste and smell — potential symptoms of coronavirus — and learned results on Friday.

“While my symptoms have begun to improve, I will remain at home until I know it is safe to leave

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