Florida Congressman Neal Dunn Tests Positive for Coronavirus

U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., has tested for positive for coronavirus, making him the second member of the Florida delegation to come down with the virus.

Dunn, a doctor based out of Panama City who served more than a decade in the Army, insisted he was “feeling great” and was currently in quarantine after falling ill on Monday night.

“He expects a full recovery soon. He reminds everyone that it is important for us all to stay home unless they are an ‘essential employee’ or need essential items from stores or pharmacies,” Dunn’s office noted on Thursday.

“Congressman Dunn emphasizes that we must continue to do what we can to target vulnerable places and populations to slow the spread of this disease. He is keenly interested in new and faster testing to help everyone understand their risks. While America continues to suffer from some sad areas of ‘hot spots,’ our current actions are mitigating the worst of this disease and America will rebound in the near future,” Dunn’s office added.

Last month, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., announced he had tested positive with coronavirus.

First elected to Congress in 2016, Dunn represents a reliable Republican district which includes all of Bay, Calhoun, Dixie, Franklin, Gilchrist, Gulf, Jackson, Lafayette, Levy, Liberty, Suwannee, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington Counties and parts of Columbia, Holmes, Jefferson, Leon and Marion Counties.

Dunn sits on the U.S. House Agriculture and the Veterans Affairs Committees.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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