Now there are 2 Coronavirus cases in Congress — Ben McAdams (D, Utah) has COVID-19

Ben McAdams of Utah is the second member of Congress to officially test positive for the new coronavirus

Today a second United States congressman officially tested positive for the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.

Earlier today, we wrote about the first case here on Boing Boing when Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R., Fla.) was diagnosed.

Later on Wednesday, Rep. Ben McAdams (D., Utah) also announced that he tested positive for the virus.

McAdams is one of Utah's 4 representatives in the House.

The two diagnoses in one day raise questions about how safe it is for Congress to continue meeting in person in large numbers.

More at The Wall Street Journal.

Below, reactions from Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and reporting from Utah news organizations on the congressman's COVID-19 diagnosis.

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