GOP Senator Ron Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN/ABC) — GOP Senator Ron Johnson tested positive for COVID-19.

The Wisconsin Senator’s press team confirmed the news to ABC.

He is the third GOP Senator to test positive since Friday.

This comes just one day after Johnson tweeted well wishes to President Trump and the First Lady.

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Most patients with COVID-19 have a mild respiratory illness including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The Tennessee Department of Health strongly encourages Tennesseans to wash your hands often with soap and water and to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

The CDC recommends that organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

The Tennessee Department of Health offers a COVID-19 Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, with information available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.

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