NEW YORK CONGRESSWOMAN NYDIA VELAZQUEZ: I MAY HAVE COVID-19

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[COVID-19\Rep. Nydia Velazquez]
Rep. Velazquez: " I was diagnosed with presumed coronavirus infection.... I am carefully monitoring my symptoms, working remotely and in constant contact with my staff."
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New York Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez released the following statement today regarding the possibility that she may have COVID-19:

“In the wee hours of Sunday morning, I began to feel under the weather. I developed the abrupt onset of muscle aches, fevers, nasal congestion and stomach upset. I noticed that I could no longer smell my perfume or taste my food.

"After speaking with The Attending Physician by phone, I was diagnosed with presumed coronavirus infection. My symptoms are mild at the present time and I am taking Tylenol for fever, and isolating myself at my home. At the advice of The Attending Physician, neither COVID 19 laboratory testing nor a doctor's office visit was recommended.

"I am carefully monitoring my symptoms, working remotely and in constant contact with my staff. I’ll continue my work on behalf of New Yorkers as together we overcome this virus. In that regard, I encourage everyone to stay at home and continue practicing social distancing.”

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