Rep. Ben McAdams hospitalized with coronavirus

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Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams said Sunday he was hospitalized over the weekend due to the COVID-19 virus.

In an email statement,  and McAdams said he suffered from “severe shortness of breath” on Friday and was instructed to check into the hospital.

“I was admitted and have been receiving oxygen as I struggled to maintain my blood oxygen at appropriate levels,” said McAdams.

“I am now off oxygen and feeling relatively better and expecting to be released as soon as the doctors determine it is appropriate. I’m very grateful to the skilled hospital medical staff for their efficient and effective treatment, as well as their preparations. My experience has shown me how critical it is to follow the advice of the CDC and the Utah Department of Health in order to stop the spread of this virus.”

On Wednesday, McAdams became the second member of Congress to test positive for the coronavirus.

Earlier on Sunday, Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney announced they were entering self-quarantine after Sen. Rand Paul tested positive for COVID-19.