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Utah Rep. Ben McAdams Tests Positive For COVID-19

Rep. Ben McAdams appears on KSL's Sunday Edition on February 23, 2020. (KSL TV)

WEST JORDAN, Utah – Utah Congressman Ben McAdams tested positive for COVID-19 and has self-isolated at his home in West Jordan.

The information was released in a statement sent by Rep. McAdams’ communication director.

Rep. McAdams said he first developed symptoms of a cold on Saturday after returning home from Washington, D.C.

He self-isolated after consulting with his doctor, and conducted meetings by phone.

“My symptoms got worse and I developed a fever, a dry cough and labored breathing,” he said.

Under the instruction of his doctor, McAdams was tested for coronavirus on Tuesday. The results came back Wednesday that he was positive for the virus.

“I urge Utahns to take this seriously and follow the health recommendations we’re getting from the CDC and other health experts so that we can recover from this public health threat,” McAdams said in a statement.

The congressman said he was still working from his home.

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