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Florida Representative Neal Dunn tests positive for coronavirus

Congressman says he's "feeling great" and is quarantined
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Posted at 12:47 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 12:54:42-04

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WTXL) — Congressman Neal Dunn (R-Panama City) has confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dunn's office confirmed the information on Thursday.

They report Dunn went to an emergency room on April 6 after he started feeling ill. Once there, officials say he met the CDC criteria for testing and was tested for coronavirus. The results came back positive on Thursday.

In a statement sent to ABC 27, officials say, in part “Congressman Dunn is feeling great and currently quarantining himself at home per CDC guidelines and working on Phase IV of the Administration’s response to this pandemic. He expects a full recovery soon."

You can read the full statement below:

“Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. was not feeling well on the evening of Monday, April 6th and did go to the emergency room that night out of an abundance of caution. After meeting CDC criteria, he was tested for COVID-19 and has received notice that the results came back positive. Congressman Dunn is feeling great and currently quarantining himself at home per CDC guidelines and working on Phase IV of the Administration’s response to this pandemic. He expects a full recovery soon. He reminds everyone that it is important for us all to stay home unless they are an “essential employee” or need essential items from stores or pharmacies.

Congressman Dunn emphasizes that we must continue to do what we can to target vulnerable places and populations to slow the spread of this disease. He is keenly interested in new and faster testing to help everyone understand their risks. While America continues to suffer from some sad areas of “hot spots,” our current actions are mitigating the worst of this disease and America will rebound in the near future.”

This is a developing story.