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Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore tests positive for Covid-19

US Rep. Gwen Moore said Monday that she has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the latest member of Congress to announce they’ve contracted the virus.

The Wisconsin Democrat tweeted Monday: “I tested positive for COVID-19. I am following guidance from my doctor and am isolating from others. I am thankful to be feeling well. And I do not foresee this disrupting my work for Wisconsin’s Fourth.”

Moore encouraged people in a second tweet to follow public health guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus.

The congresswoman is among several dozen House members and senators who have contracted the virus in recent months, as the pandemic has raged throughout the country.

Though Moore, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, said she was feeling well following her diagnosis, contracting the virus represents the latest significant health development for the 69-year-old representative.

Moore announced in January 2019 that she was in remission from small cell lymphoma, saying at the time that she had been diagnosed with the disease 10 months prior.

At least three other House members have tested positive for Covid-19 this month alone, including Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers and South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson.

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