Rand Paul: I’ve Now Tested Negative For Coronavirus

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports:

Sen. Rand Paul updated Kentuckians and the national public about his health on Tuesday, more than two weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19. “I appreciate all the best wishes I have received,” Paul said in a tweet. “I have been retested and I am negative.”

Kentucky’s junior senator announced on March 22 he had tested positive, which made him the first member of the Senate to confirm having the disease.

Paul’s diagnosis sent immediate shock waves through Washington, including a statement of concern from President Donald Trump. But Paul also faced an immediate backlash from colleagues and others after it was reported he had lunch with other lawmakers and went swimming in the Senate gym while awaiting the results.