Oklahoma State Representative Jason Lowe is one of 109 Oklahomans to test positive for COVID-19.
The Oklahoma City Democrat says he began experiencing symptoms several days ago, including a fever, chills, body aches and exhaustion. He then contacted his primary care physician and quarantined himself at home.
It's unclear when Lowe was last present at the state capitol. Two House employees and one Senate employee have tested positive for COVID-19.
"I am extremely grateful for the care that I received, and I have a new appreciation for what thousands of Oklahoma health care workers are dealing with right now," Lowe said in a statement. "I encourage us all to support those in our communities who put their lives on the line for the citizens of the great state of Oklahoma. Let’s lift these selfless professionals up in prayer and support during this crisis."
Lowe says he will continue to self-isolate and work from home, even though he is presently not showing any symptoms.
Oklahoma state Senator Paul Rosino announced yesterday that he has also tested positive for COVID-19.