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Rand Paul Becomes First Senator to Test Positive for Coronavirus

Republican Kentucky Senator, Dr. Rand Paul has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a Sunday afternoon announcement.

His office tweeted:

Dr. Paul becomes the first senator to test positive for the virus, officially known as COVID-19.

Last week, Florida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and Utah Congressman Ben McAdams also announced they had tested positive for the virus.

The Senate is in session Sunday, debating a bipartisan economic response to the pandemic.