Republican Kentucky senator Rand Paul tests positive for COVID-19 and will remain in quarantine, according to his official Twitter account.

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Sen. Rand Paul announced Tuesday that he has retested negative for COVID-19 after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and placing himself in self-quarantine last month.

“I appreciate all the best wishes I have received,” Paul, R-Ky., tweeted Tuesday. “I have been retested and I am negative.”

He added: “I have started volunteering at a local hospital to assist those in my community who are in need of medical help, including Coronavirus patients. Together we will overcome this!”


Paul, a physician, was the first member of the Senate known to be infected with coronavirus. Last month, Paul tested positive for COVID-19, after having spent time on Capitol Hill engaged in working lunches and meetings over the coronavirus stimulus package.

After testing positive, Paul went into self-quarantine in Kentucky and continued to work from home.

His diagnosis last month sent several GOP senators into self-quarantine as well, including Sens. Mitt Romney, R-Utah and Mike Lee, R-Utah, after the two interacted with Paul. Neither Romney nor Paul experienced symptoms and both are out of self-quarantine.

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