Rep. Ben McAdams Hospitalized After Coronavirus Diagnosis

Adrian Ovalle

Days after revealing his coronavirus diagnosis, Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) exposed Sunday that he was hospitalized after experiencing “severe shortness of breath.”

McAdams stated in a declaration that his condition had actually considering that enhanced and he was “feeling relatively better.” He stated he stays in the medical facility, nevertheless, and would remain there till his medical professionals “determine it is appropriate.”

” My experience has actually revealed me how crucial it is to follow the suggestions of the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and the Utah Department of Health in order to stop the spread of this infection,” the freshman legislator stated.

Thank you everybody for your well dreams. Here is an upgrade on my health status. #utpol #covid19 #coronavirus

— Rep. Ben McAdams (@RepBenMcAdams) March 23,2020

Previous to his hospitalization, McAdams had actually stated that he “feeling about as sick as I’ve ever been.”

He informed CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Friday that he was having problem with “really labored breathing.”

“I feel like I have a belt around my chest that’s really tight. When I cough, my muscles are so sore, so I just feel pain every time I cough, which is frequently,” he stated, including that he had a “fever of about 102.”

McAdams and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) were the first 2 legislators in your house to be detected with the coronavirus. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.) on Sunday ended up being the first senator to be detected with the illness.

The legislators are amongst the more than 35,000 people in the U.S. who have actually contracted the infection to date.

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