Another Republican Lawmaker Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) said he was tested after developing “a mild cough and a rapid loss of both taste and smell.”

Republican Rep. Mike Bost of Illinois is the latest GOP lawmaker to test positive for COVID-19, according to The Hill.

Bost said in a statement that he was tested after developing “a mild cough and a rapid loss of both taste and smell.”

Any staff that’s been in close contact with him will quarantine until receiving their own test results. His office is also reaching out to any constituents he’s met with in recent days.

“We are taking this situation seriously and will continue to serve the people of Southern Illinois while doing our best to ensure their health and safety,” Bost said. “I will provide additional updates in the days ahead and am anxious to get back to work as soon as I make a full recovery."

The Hill noted that a slew of lawmakers and other individuals, including President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, have tested positive in the days following the White House event for the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

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