Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced Friday he had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, meaning he had contracted the disease sometime in the past few months.
In a statement, Casey said, “On Wednesday afternoon, I received the results of a COVID-19 ELISA IgG Antibody Test, which were positive. This positive test means that I likely had COVID-19 at some point over the last several months and have since developed an antibody response to the virus.”
Casey isn’t the only Senator to test positive for coronavirus antibodies. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) also revealed he and his wife had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.
In the case of Senator Casey, he had a low-grade fever in the beginning of April that eventually went away with no need for medical attention.
Both Casey and Kaine have chosen to play it safe and are following social distancing guidelines in spite of their antibody tests.
Those who have contracted coronavirus and recovered have antibodies that generally provide immunity to the disease. Casey announced he will be donating his antibody-rich plasma to help others fighting the disease.
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