Dem Rep Hospitalized After Positive Coronavirus Test

NBC News reports:

Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, who tested positive last week for the disease caused by the coronavirus, said Sunday night that he has been hospitalized since Friday because of “severe shortness of breath.”

McAdams said in a statement that he experienced worsening symptoms Friday evening and he called the hotline for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. He said he was told to go to the hospital.

In an interview with the “TODAY” show last Thursday, McAdams said it felt like the “worst cold I’ve ever had” and described how difficult it was to breathe. “I felt like I had a belt around my chest, and so I couldn’t breathe deeply,” said McAdams, whose doctor then recommended that he get tested.