Factbox: U.S. Representative Young latest lawmaker to test positive for COVID-19

Over two dozen members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate - 17 Republicans and nine Democrats - have tested positive or are presumed to have had COVID-19, with Representative Don Young becoming the latest on Thursday.

Here is a look at lawmakers affected by the virus:

REPRESENTATIVE DON YOUNG

The longest-serving Republican in Congress, the 87-year-old Young announced on Thursday that he had been infected with the coronavirus. “I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am feeling strong, following proper protocols, working from home in Alaska, and ask for privacy at this time. May God Bless Alaska," the Alaska Republican wrote on Twitter.

REPRESENTATIVE DREW FERGUSON

Ferguson, 53, a Georgia Republican, announced on Oct. 30 that he had tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms.

REPRESENTATIVE BILL HUIZENGA

Huizenga, a 51-year-old Michigan Republican, announced on Oct. 19 that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. He said he took a rapid test before an event he had planned to attend with Vice President Mike Pence.

REPRESENTATIVE MIKE BOST

Bost, 59, a Republican who represents a district in southern Illinois, said on Oct. 9 he had tested positive and was reaching out to constituents he had met over the previous few days. His wife also fell ill with the coronavirus.

REPRESENTATIVE SALUD CARBAJAL

“Despite taking every precaution - including wearing a mask, social distancing, and hand-washing - I have learned I was exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19,” Carbajal wrote on Twitter on Oct. 5. The next day, the 55-year-old California Democrat tested positive.

SENATOR RON JOHNSON

The Wisconsin Republican, who is 65, tested positive in early October after returning to Washington in late September and coming into contact with someone who had the virus, his spokesman said.

SENATOR MIKE LEE

The 49-year-old Utah Republican’s October announcement that he had tested positive came within hours of the bombshell news of Republican President Donald Trump’s positive test. Lee was one of several prominent people who did not wear masks in a crowd at the White House on Sept. 26 as Trump introduced U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee.

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