Rand Paul first senator to test positive for coronavirus

At least two House members have already tested positive

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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Capitol Hill
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March 22, 2020 - 6:21pm

Rand Paul of Kentucky announced Sunday he is the first U.S. senator to test positive for coronavirus.

“Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine,” an announcement on his Twitter account said 

“He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.”

Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and Ben McAdams, D-Utah, tested positive several days ago.