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Arizona’s Rep. Grijalva tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.,speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)
Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.,speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)(AP)
Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 4:27 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) has announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

The 72-year-old congressman shared the news on social media. He says he is asymptomatic at this time.

His spokesperson told the Gray Television Washington News Bureau that Grijalva went into self-isolation on Wednesday after learning Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Teaxs) tested positive. He and Gohmert both attended a Natural Resources Committee meeting together on Tuesday, according to the spokesperson.

Grijalva received a rapid test and was informed Friday evening by the attending physician at the U.S. Capitol that he tested positive.

The congressman will remain isolated in his Washington, D.C. apartment.

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