Count newly elected Republican Congressman Jake LaTurner of Kansas as the latest public official to be diagnosed with COVID-19.
Overnight, the congressman’s officer tweeted out that the 2nd District congressman had received a positive COVID-19 test.
“Congressman LaTurner took the test as part of Washington DC’s travel guidelines that requires visitors be tested,” the office tweeted at 1:42 a.m.
“He is not experiencing any symptoms at this time.”
As of Dec. 18, 50 members of the House and the Senate had tested positive for COVID-19, according to CNN, which has been tracking the number of cases on Capitol Hill.
Since the pandemic started last spring, CNN reports that 11 senators and 39 representatives have tested positive for coronavirus or for its antibodies.
The lawmakers come from 25 states and Puerto Rico and were made up of 36 Republicans and 14 Democrats.
Of the 36 Republicans, nine were in the Senate and 27 were in the House. Of the 14 Democrats, two were in the Senate and 12 in the House.