Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa) said Friday that he has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, signifying that he likely had COVID-19 this spring.
Casey said that he self-quarantined this spring due to a low grade fever and mild flu-like symptoms. He never tested for coronavirus because the symptoms went away in mid-April.
“The results of this test revealed substantial levels of COVID-19 antibody in my blood, significantly more than the amount required to qualify me as a plasma donor.”
Casey’s news comes one day after Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va) said he and his wife both tested positive for antibodies.
While Casey and Kaine have both tested positive for antibodies, Senator Rand Paul remains the only senator to have tested positive for COVID-19.
Casey pledged to donate blood plasma to help others combat the illness and said he will continue to wear a mask and social distance.
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