‘I felt like I had a belt around my chest’: Rep. Ben McAdams shares details after testing positive for coronavirus
The Utah Democrat said he started feeling sick Saturday afternoon, but only mildly so. His doctor didn’t think his symptoms — a temperature of 100 and a cough — justified getting tested for COVID-19. But then he took a “turn for the worse” from Monday night into Tuesday, when he had a temperature of 103 and his lungs were really constricted, he said.
“I felt like I had a belt around my chest, and so I couldn’t breathe deeply,” said McAdams, whose doctor then recommended that he get tested.