Ron Johnson becomes third Senate Republican to test positive for COVID-19

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Sen. Ron Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19, he revealed Saturday.

Johnson is the third Senate Republican to come down with the virus in recent days.

“Senator Johnson feels healthy and is not experiencing symptoms. He will remain isolated until given the all-clear by his doctor,” a spokesman for the Wisconsin senator said in a statement. Johnson first learned of the diagnosis Friday afternoon.

The senator’s positive test result comes after he recently completed a 14-day quarantine for possible exposure during which he repeatedly tested negative.

In addition to Johnson, Utah Sen. Mike Lee and North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis both confirmed Friday that they too had contracted the virus, which has now killed more than 200,000 Americans.

Both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump also tested positive for the virus Friday. The president spent the night in Walter Reed medical center out of an “abundance of caution” where he is receiving experimental treatments for the virus.