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AZ Lawmaker Intubated In Baltimore After COVID-19 Diagnosis


Legislative officials say an Arizona lawmaker has been intubated and admitted to the intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for treatment of COVID-19.

Democratic Rep. Lorenzo Sierra of Avondale was visiting family in Washington when he and his wife fell ill. His wife, Rhonda Cagle, is recovering in isolation with relatives in Washington. She says she and Sierra tested negative before leaving for Washington and took extensive precautions but still got sick. Sierra is the third Arizona lawmaker to be diagnosed with COVID-19. More than 120 state lawmakers nationwide have tested positive for the disease and three have died.