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Arizona Lawmaker Says He, 5 Family Members Have Coronavirus

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An Arizona state senator says he has contracted the Coronavirus. Sen. Lupe Contreras says five of his family members also have COVID-19.

Contreras, a Democrat of Cashion, Arizona,  is the assistant Senate minority leader and a state representative for District 19.

He’s the first Arizona lawmaker to publicly acknowledge that he has the coronavirus.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

The vast majority of people recover.

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