Florida Sen. Rick Scott announces he has COVID-19

Florida Sen. Rick Scott tests positive for COVID-19

After coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) has tested positive himself.

His office said he was exposed to the virus in Florida last Friday, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

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Scott had been in quarantine and had multiple tests that had come back negative, but on Friday morning, the politician announced he had a positive result, Politico reported.

Scott said in a statement that he is “feeling good and experiencing very mild symptoms.” He plans to work from his Florida home until he can return to the capital.

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