Another Michigan congressman tests positive for COVID-19

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    U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Tipton) announced Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19.

    “My symptoms are mild, and my spirits remain high,” Walberg said. 

    U.S. Rep. Huizenga (R-Zeeland) was the first of the Michigan delegation to contract the virus when he tested positive last month. 

    In a statement Monday, Walberg said he got his test results Sunday and he hasn’t attended a public event in more than a week. He said his office is in the process of contact-tracing.

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    The list of state lawmakers who have tested positive for COVID-19 has grown in the last few weeks as cases have exploded in Michigan.

    On Friday, State Sen. Kim LaSata (R-Bainbridge Twp.) announced she tested positive for the virus. Reps. Scott VanSingel (R-Grant) and Ann Bollin (R-Brighton) also recently tested positive for COVID-19.

    Rep. Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain), Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) Rep. Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit), Sen. Tom Barrett (R-Charlotte) and Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) also have  tested positive.

    State Rep. Kara Hope (D-Holt) said she believed she had COVID-19, although her test was lost. Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) died on March 29 and the virus is believed to have played a factor. 

    Allison Donahue
    Allison Donahue covers education, women's issues and LGBTQ issues. Previously, she was a suburbs reporter at the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minn., covering local education and government. As a graduate of Grand Valley State University, she has previous experience as a freelance researcher for USA Today and an intern with WOOD TV-8. When she is away from her desk, she spends her time going to concerts, comedy shows or getting lost on hikes in different places around the world.