House Rep Tests Positive, Fourth Member Of Congress

Charleston’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Representative Joe Cunningham has tested positive for COVID-19. The Lowcountry Representative entered self-quarantine on March 19th after he learned from the Attending Physician of the U.S. Congress that he had been in contact with a member of Congress who had since tested positive for the virus.

Aside from feeling fine, Cunningham said he has been unable to smell or taste since March 17th, which is a potential symptom of COVID-19.

“I have been in contact with my doctor since I entered self-quarantine,” he said in a news release Friday. “Yesterday, my doctor instructed me to get tested for COVID-19 and following a virtual consultation on, I went to my local testing clinic. Today, I learned that I tested positive.”

Cunningham last appeared on JMG when he blew an air horn during a House hearing to demonstrate how offshore drilling affects marine mammals.