Second state representative tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 11:04 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 11:04:55-04

(WXYZ) — A second state representative has tested positive for COVID-19.

Rep. Karen Whitsett of Detroit, a member of the House Democratic Caucus, is reportedly doing well and appears to be on the other side of her illness.

Whitsett was not in attendance at the March 17 session and has self-quarantined since becoming ill.

“I also am praying for her speedy recovery, and for the safety of his friends and family,” said House Democratic Leader Christine Greig. “Rep. Whitsett’s positive result in another reminder that everyone must follow the recommended guidelines and in practice social distancing to stop the spread of this virus. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms should contact their medical provider.”

On March 26, Rep. Tyrone Carter, also a member of the House Democratic Caucus, tested positive. He was reported to be doing very well.

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