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Utah Senator Mike Lee tests positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON, DC - File photo. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Senator Mike Lee has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, Lee said, ” Yesterday morning, I was experiencing symptoms consistent with longtime allergies. Out of an abundance of caution, I sought medical advice and was tested for Covid-19. Unlike the test I took just a few days ago while visiting the White House, yesterday’s test came back positive. On advice of the Senate attending physician, I will remain isolated for the next 10 days.

“Like so many other Utahns, I will now spend part of 2020 working from home, I have spoken with Leader McConnell and Chairman Graham, and assured them I will be back to work in time to join my Judiciary Committee colleagues in advancing the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the Committee and then to the full Senate.”