Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, who tested positive for the coronavirus final week, stated he’s now within the hospital, and is doing higher with therapy after he was admitted this previous Friday with respiratory difficulties.
He stated in a press release: “I was admitted and have been receiving oxygen as I struggled to maintain my blood oxygen at appropriate levels. I am now off oxygen and feeling relatively better and expect to be released as soon as the doctors determine it is appropriate.”
He added, “I’m very grateful to the skilled hospital medical staff for their efficient and effective treatment, as well as their preparations.”
McAdams stated he first turned sick with “mild, cold-like symptoms” shortly after he returned to Salt Lake Metropolis from Washington. He went to his physician the subsequent day and commenced isolating himself at dwelling and holding conferences on the cellphone. After his signs obtained worse, together with a fever, a dry cough and labored respiratory, he stated medical doctors examined him at a clinic and he acquired his outcome final week.
Earlier than his hospitalization, he had self-quarantined at dwelling.
At the very least two different U.S. lawmakers have introduced they had been identified with the virus: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart, R-Fla.
McAdams, a average, was elected in 2018 within the Republican-leaning district. McAdams beforehand served as Salt Lake County mayor and a state lawmaker. His district contains components of Salt Lake and Utah counties.
Fox Information’ Lee Ross and The Related Press contributed to this report.