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Rep. Ben McAdams is the second member of Congress to test positive for the COVID-19 virus.

In a statement released on Wednesday night, McAdams said he developed symptoms over the weekend after returning to Utah from Washington, D.C.

"In consultation with my doctor on Sunday, I immediately isolated myself in my home. I have been conducting all meetings by telephone," he said in an email.

McAdams says his symptoms worsened and he went to get tested at a local clinic. That test returned with a positive result.

"I'm doing my part as all Americans are doing to contain the spread of the virus and mitigate the coronavirus outbreak. I urge Utahns to take this seriously and follow the health recommendations we're getting from the CDC and other health experts so that we can recover from this public health threat," the email statement continued.

A few hours earlier on Wednesday Florida Republican Mario Diaz-Balart became the first member of Congress to disclose they had tested positive for COVID-19.