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Congressman Hospitalized, Lawmaker Diagnosed With COVID-19

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A Utah congressman who has the new coronavirus was hospitalized over the weekend, and a state lawmaker was also diagnosed with the disease. Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams was treated with oxygen in an isolation unit after suffering severe shortness of breath Friday evening, he said in a statement. Afterwards, he reported feeling “relatively better” and said he expected to be released from the hospital as soon as his doctors allow. Meanwhile, Democratic state Sen. Luz Escamilla was separately diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday evening. She has experienced symptoms and is quarantined along with her family.