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Sen. Rand Paul Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Senator, physician and former presidential candidate Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has become the first member of that body to test positive for the coronavirus

The senator tweeted the news, saying he was not aware of having come into contact with anyone with the disease. It is believed that those without symptoms can still transmit the disease. 


Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) was the first member of Congress to announce he had tested positive for the disease March 18

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.