South Carolina congressman tests positive for coronavirus

Rep. Joe CunninghamJoseph CunninghamLobbying world We lost in November — we're proud we didn't take corporate PAC money Chamber of Commerce slams GOP effort to challenge Biden's win MORE (D-S.C.) announced Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The freshman lawmaker went into self-quarantine starting March 19 after learning he had been in contact with a member of Congress who had tested positive for COVID-19. Cunningham got tested Thursday, with the positive result coming back Friday.

"While my symptoms have begun to improve, I will remain at home until I know it is safe to leave self-quarantine," Cunningham said in the statement, adding he will continue to tele-work from home.


Cunningham is the latest member of Congress to test positive for the virus, joining Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

On Friday, the House passed the Senate's $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package.

According to John Hopkins University, there are more than 94,000 cases of the virus in the U.S. and more than 1,400 deaths.