North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis tests positive for COVID-19

Senator is asymptomatic and feels well, he said.

Updated: October 2, 2020 - 9:05pm

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North Carolina GOP Sen. Thom Tillis revealed on Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, one of several high-ranking Republicans who announced positive coronavirus tests on Friday. 

Tillis made the announcement via Twitter. "Tonight my COVID-19 test came back positive," he wrote. "I’m following the recommendations of my doctor. Thankfully, I have no symptoms and feel well."

He urged readers to wear masks, wash their hands and "practic[e] social distancing." 

President Trump in the early hours of Friday announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the disease. Sen. Mike Lee also announced a positive test result on Friday. 

Trump was hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday as a precautionary measure; the president reportedly has a fever and is feeling fatigued.